The head of PMC Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, was returned 10 billion rubles, which were found and seized on June 24 during searches in his offices in St. Petersburg after his rebellion and the “march of justice” in Russian regions, in particular in Rostov-on-Don. This is reported by the local edition of "Fontanka".
According to the publication, initially the security forces were not going to return 10 billion rubles, hundreds of thousands of dollars and 5 bars of gold. The funds were not collected by Prigozhin himself, but by his driver with an official power of attorney. How the procedure went is unknown. According to preliminary data, Prigozhin himself was in Moscow for "meetings" over the weekend.
However, the white Gazelle in the courtyard of the Trezzini Palace and the new white Citroen in the underground parking of the River Palace Hotel were not returned, the cars are still in their places. The night before, on July 3, Fontanka checked their location.
Earlier, Prigozhin stated that the funds found were salaries to employees and compensation for "Cargo 200" and "other issues."
After the military riot , which was staged by the head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, together with the fighters of the Wagner PMC, his fate, like the fate of the organization itself, was in question. Vladimir Putin publicly called Prigozhin a traitor and a traitor. PMC mercenaries were again offered to conclude a contract with the Ministry of Defense. Alexander Lukashenko said that Prigozhin himself and some of his mercenaries left for Belarus. At the end of June, Roskomnadzor restricted access to the websites of Prigozhin's media holding Patriot. The websites of all publications are currently unavailable. It is not specified who demanded that the sites be included in the register of information prohibited in the Russian Federation. After that, Prigozhin dissolved the media holding, the information was confirmed by a source in the company to Mash. RIA FAN, Narodnye Novosti, Nevskiye Novosti, Ekonomika Segodnya and many other publications that are part of the holding stopped working.