Russia is no longer financing the “Wagner” missile defense system, – British intelligence

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Russia is no longer funding the Wagner missile defense system, – British intelligence

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There is a real possibility that Russia is no longer financing the activities of Wagner PVK. This is reported by the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain in its daily review intelligence.

After the failed coup in June 2023, the Russian authorities resorted to actions against some other business interests of the owner '&# 39;Wagner'' Evgenia Prigozhina. There is a real possibility that the Kremlin no longer finances the group.

The British believe that the probable customer of the services of “Wagner” is will become Belarus. At the same time, maintaining thousands of mercenaries may prove to be a serious burden on the modest resources of the republic.

British intelligence claims that due to funding cuts, PVC is being forced to cut staff and reconfigure business processes to reduce costs.

BAGNETreminds, on the evening of June 23, Yevgeny Prigozhin accused the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation of attacks on the mercenary camp of the “Wagner” PvC. After that, he announced that his fighters were going to “deal with” the “arbitrary” in Russia. The next morning, the Wagnerites took control of Rostov-on-Don and set off for Moscow. Prigozhin demanded that Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov be handed over to mercenaries.

The FSB opened a criminal case of military mutiny against Prigozhin. Vladimir Putin called what is happening treason and treason.

On the evening of June 24, the press service of Alexander Lukashenko announced his negotiations with Prigozhyn, during which the head of the Communist Party agreed to stop the movement of mercenaries to Moscow.< /p>

Prigozhin himself reported that the mercenaries were returning to the field camps according to the plan. After that, the Kremlin announced that the criminal case against Prigozhin would be dropped, and he himself would go to Belarus. On July 31, it became known that Pvt. “Wagner” suspended the recruitment of fighters. 

Propagandist Dmytro Kiselyov stated that pvk "Wagner" Evgena Prigozhina received more than 858 billion rubles ($10 billion) as part of contracts concluded with the state. Another 845 billion  rubles ($9.7  billion)  received Prigozhin's holding “Concord”.

Prepared by Serhii Daga