The moment the senior Russian general tells Wagner’s mercenaries to obey Putin and return to their base – sternly clutching his gun throughout the video
This is the chilling moment a senior Russian general told Wagner’s mercenaries to obey Putin and return to their base – while tightly clutching his gun.
Sergei Surovykin, known as the most ‘Wagner-friendly’ general, called on the group to disobey Wagner’s chief Yevgeny Prigozhin’s orders against the president.
In a video posted on Twitter, he said: ‘The enemy is just waiting for our internal political situation to explode.
‘Do not play in the hands of the enemy in this difficult time of the country!’
All the while Surovykin sat and held his gun, which he gripped tightly with his right hand.
It comes as Prigogine announced on Friday that his 25,000-strong force was advancing on Rostov-on-Don and ‘unopposed’.
Senior Russian general Sergei Surovykin (pictured) told Wagner’s mercenaries to obey Putin and return to their base – while tightly clutching his gun.
In a video posted on Twitter, he said: ‘The enemy is just waiting for our internal political situation to explode. Do not play in the hands of the enemy at this difficult time for the country!
Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a video released early Saturday that his forces had reached the strategically important city of Rostov-on-Don.
He took the move in anger at what he said was Moscow’s attack on his people, adding that he wanted to march to Moscow to fight the defense chiefs.
Russian President Vladimir Putin today called Prigozhin’s military coup a ‘treason’ as he addressed the Russian people, saying the military leader had ‘stabbed him in the back’.
Prigogine and his fearsome 25,000-strong Wagner militia have taken control of the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, saying they are ‘ready to die’ as they vow to retaliate against a military attack from Putin’s forces that the mercenary leader says has killed some of his men
All public events in the Russian capital have been canceled as Vladimir Putin said on TV that some Russians had been ‘tricked into a criminal adventure’ to ensure his shaky grip on power.
Putin described the group’s actions as a ‘criminal adventure’ that was ‘tantamount to armed rebellion’, and called on those involved to stop any armed action, as the unit’s headquarters in St Petersburg were reportedly raided today.
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