The leader of the private military group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has passed away in an airplane crash, alongside Dmitry Utkin, the co-founder of the group. The future actions of the Wagner mercenaries and their response to the loss of their leaders remain uncertain.
As reported by n-tv.de, citing the National Resistance Center of Ukraine, an entity within the Ukrainian military, a convoy believed to consist of Wagner mercenaries has initiated movement within Belarus with the apparent intention of departing the country. Some Wagner encampments in Belarus were reportedly disbanded during the previous night. It is speculated that these mercenaries are in route to the Russian border. The report notes, “The convoys are likely moving towards the Russian Federation’s border, although the Belarusian authorities are making efforts to prevent the mercenaries’ vehicles from exiting the country.”
This information originates from a party involved in the conflict and has not yet undergone independent verification or confirmation. Consequently, caution is advised when interpreting this report. During times of war, conflicting parties might find it advantageous to disseminate false information about the conflict’s progression to bolster their own stance or weaken the adversary’s position.