Prigozhin Marches on Russian City to “Stop” Russian Military Leaders


According to The Moscow Times, the head of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group Yevgeny Prigozhin was charged with “inciting an armed uprising.” Military vehicles were deployed to the streets of Moscow and Rostov-on-Don (port city, Russia) after he made an extraordinary threat to “stop” Russia’s top military brass.

Prigozhin has repeatedly called for Putin to end the war. It’s not clear if this is a coup only against Shoigu.

Prigozhin, the former child author and chef, on Friday accused Russia’s military leadership of ordering strikes on Wagner’s camps and killing a “huge” number of forces.

There are competing armies in the Russian military.

Prigozhin, 62, claims the Defense Ministry under Sergei Shoigu fired on his men. Shoigu allegedly killed many. Prigozhin said Wagner’s leadership determined “the evil that the military leadership of the country brings must be stopped.”

Hours later, Russia’s Federal Security Agency (FSB) had filed criminal charges against Prigozhin for “inciting an armed uprising.”

The charges are punishable by 12 to 20 years in prison.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that President Vladimir Putin was aware of the “unfolding situation” around Prigozhin. “All necessary measures” were being taken.

Shortly after 2:00 a.m., Prigozhin claimed Wagner’s forces had “crossed all state borders.” They entered the southern Rostov region, where he said Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was located.

The AP reported the Wagner group met no resistance in Rostov-on-Don. He said this is not a coup. He is allegedly waiting for Shoigu today in Rostov.

“The Defense Ministry units which were sent to block our path stood aside. … We will destroy everything that gets in our way. We are going onwards and we will go to the end,” he said in a new audio message.

High-ranking officers said not to make premature judgments in the fog of war.

Prighozin and Putin are friends or were friends. Prighozin has been arguing with Shoigu for months.

Via Whatfinger


The following are all separate messages like tweets from SOTAvision.

After a long silence, the head of the Wagner PMC announced his entry into Rostov According to Prigozhin, the Chief of the General Staff raised the planes and gave the command to shoot at the columns, but the pilots refused to follow the order. All Prigozhin’s statements are published in audio messages without the accompaniment of visual content

Prigozhin: “Helicopters numbered 523 and 546 are in the air over Rostov-on-Don.” According to new statements by the head of the Wagner PMC, right now there are 2 aircraft in the air numbered 523 and 546, which are trying to launch air strikes on “their territory,” on the orders of the Chief of the General Staff.

“Remember, guys, your homeland will not forgive you,” the militiaman warned. All statements by Yevgeny Prigozhin are published in audio messages without the accompaniment of visual content.

A detachment of the Wagner PMC shot down a helicopter of the Ministry of Defense, which allegedly opened fire on a civilian convoy, Prigozhin said in a new audio message. All statements of the militia are published by audio messages without the accompaniment of visual content.

The governor of the Rostov region, Vasily Golubev, appealed to residents and urged not to leave their homes unnecessarily. “The current situation requires the maximum concentration of all forces to maintain order. Law enforcement agencies are doing everything necessary to ensure the safety of residents of the region. I ask everyone to remain calm and not to leave their homes unnecessarily,” Golubev wrote on his Telegram channel.

This video had a warning in Russian that says something to the effect:

“Beware, news” publishes videos of eyewitnesses from Bolshaya Dmitrovka The media continue to receive reports of military equipment on the streets of Moscow: “Beware, news”


Following widespread speculation that he had de facto announced an armed revolt against Russia’s military, Prigozhin added: “It is not a coup d’etat. It’s a march of justice. Our actions do not impede [regular Russian] soldiers at all.”

The Russian Defense Ministry denied Prigozhin’s claims that its forces fired on Wagner encampments, saying they “do not correspond to reality” and calling them a “provocation.”

It later claimed that Ukrainian forces, “taking advantage of Prigozhin’s provocation,” had launched offensive operations near the eastern city of Bakhmut.

Law enforcement authorities have stepped up security measures in Moscow, the state-run TASS news agency said around 1:00 a.m. local time.

“All the most important facilities, state authorities and transport infrastructure facilities have been taken under enhanced protection,” TASS cited law enforcement agencies as saying.

Video and photos shared on social media on Friday night showed military vehicles on the streets of Rostov-on-Don as well as in central Moscow.



  1. Might this clearly contrived upheaval be what Victoria Nuland was referring to a month ago, when she so boldly and confidently stated, “Ukraine will win and be prosperous. This is what we are working on in Washington. While you are planning a counter-offensive, which we have been working on together for 4-5 months, we are starting to discuss the future of Ukraine with the Ukrainian government, with our friends in Kyiv, with civilians and the military.”

    A color revolution aimed at Russia, contrived and now surreptitiously led by the Collective West? … with its roots in having “gotten to” Prigozhin? How else does a man so utterly change his mind, an entire 180 degrees, about who he is and what he represents?

  2. I had also heard of this but sounded like propaganda, as so often is the case.

    Yevgeny Prigozhin reportedly made proposal to Ukrainian intelligence officers in exchange for withdrawal from Bakhmut

    This covers some details that was only generally mentioned elsewhere, without details .

  3. To a degree Putin enabled Prigozhin because he was doing the heavy lifting in Bakhmut. When Prigozhin first started with his comment that bordered on insubordination, Putin should have put his foot down. Prigozhin was making numerous comments that no country’s military would find acceptable for a military leader, let alone Russia’s.

    It’s apparent Prigozhin, a former chef with no military experience, was having trouble handling the effects of war. Many believe he may be suffering from PTSD. This situation should have been nipped at the bud.

  4. Maybe Prigozhin has been payed off with big money by a dirty snake such as Soros. Little Georgy Soros should have been put in prison years ago.

  5. My first reaction is that this a USA inspired coup which they have been working on a long time. Graham, Biden and other corrupt people have been hinting at this, using rhetoric about Putin’s removal. The war is lost, so the decrepit west wants to find another way to cheat themselves into a victory.

    Putin is too smart and experienced to allow a militia leader to have enough power to take over. The west is coup central, we staged the one in Ukraine, and we had one here in 2020.

    There are other related acts from the failed west. The USA sends some of its biggest troublemakers out to discourage BRICS members from supporting Russia. That will also fail. The USA is now the biggest force of instability in the world, exceeding China. The USA serves the will of the elites when it causes trouble in Ukraine and tries to break up a rival economic alliance. By repeated violations of the 2 neutrality agreements, the USA caused the Ukraine war.

    Our esteemed author is one of the few bright enough to still mention Minsk 2.

  6. I believe it was in Rostov that a report said elite special forces of 1500 were stationed there. It’s rather curious, under the circumstances.

  7. What the hell is Prigozhin  doing in Rostov anyway. He’s suppose to be in Belgorod setting up fortifications along with Akhmat. Or, is that the problem. Kadyrov has had issues with Prigozhin in the past.

  8. People should be aware that Prigozhin does not command the Wagner forces. It was quite some time ago that Wagner was put under the Ministry of Defense command, namely Shoigu.

  9. You can’t trust anything this Igor posts. He consistently posts misleading videos with claims to fit his own agenda. I view him for entertainment purposes only.

    In one audio Prigozhin admits this is not a coup and he supports the Ministry of Defense and Putin.


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