The National Guard will have heavy weapons and tanks, this issue has already been discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was announced by the head of the department Viktor Zolotov, he is quoted by RIA Novosti.
Commenting on the rebellion of the head of PMC Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin, Zolotov said that "the rebels would not have taken Moscow."
Earlier, TASS, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense, reported that preparations were underway for the transfer of heavy military equipment from PMC Wagner to units of the Russian Armed Forces.
On the night of June 24, the head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, began the “March of Justice” against Moscow. This was preceded by a statement that the places of deployment of his fighters were fired upon by the forces of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Defense denies this information. On June 24, PMC fighters entered Rostov-on-Don, including on tanks, and also moved towards the capital through the Voronezh and Lipetsk regions. During the advance, the mercenaries destroyed at least two combat helicopters and one aircraft. On the evening of June 24, it was reported that a Ka-52 Alligator helicopter was shot down near the Voronezh village of Komintern, it is known that at least three pilots were killed. After less than a day of rebellion, Prigozhin deployed his columns, this was done by the “agreement” between Alexander Lukashenko and the head of the PMC. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov promised that the founder of PMC Wagner would "leave for Belarus."