Wagner Group leader faced charges prior to march on Moscow

By Jen Krausz on
 June 25, 2023

Before Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin massed his troops to march on Moscow, he was charged with calling for "armed rebellion" against Russia.

Prigozhin wanted to avenge Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu's alleged recent attack on a large number of his troops, but reportedly said the march was not a coup attempt.

“This is not a military coup, but a march of justice," he said, according to a translation.

Prigozhin still claims to have strong ties with Putin, but with friends like him, who need enemies.

Perhaps the pre-existing relationship is why Putin gave Prigozhin a deal to end the march without being arrested.

Still, many are saying that Putin will look weak if he doesn't make an example of Prigozhin and take him out after what he pulled.