Yevgeny Prigozhin, together with the commanders of the Wagner PMC, met with Vladimir Putin, according to the French newspaper Libération, citing sources in Western intelligence.
According to the publication, Prigozhin was summoned to the Kremlin on July 1, and at the meetings he was accompanied by PMC commanders. The meeting was also attended by the director of the Russian Guard, Viktor Zolotov, and the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin.
On June 24, the press service of Alexander Lukashenko announced that, on behalf of Putin, he managed to agree with Prigozhin to stop the movement of the Wagnerites in Russia. Later, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that all charges against the head of the Wagner PMC would be dropped, and he would "leave for Belarus." A few days later (June 27) Lukashenka confirmed that Prigozhin had arrived in the country.
However, on July 6, Alexander Lukashenko said that Prigozhin was not in Belarus, since he "is in St. Petersburg, maybe he went to Moscow."
On Friday, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he did not know where Prigozhin was: "No, we do not follow his movements, we have neither the ability nor the desire to do so."