The Russian Defense Minister reappears after the Wagner rebellion – DW – 06/26/2023

defense minister, Sergey Shoigu, appeared publicly on Monday (06.26.2023) by a statement ensuring that the official had inspected the advanced command post of Russian units occupying territory in Ukraine. There has been no news of Shoigu since June 23, and during the armed rebellion in Wagner He did not make statements.

During his visit to the Western Group of Forces, the Ministry of Defense said, “He verified the high efficiency in identifying and destroying military equipment and enemy deployment points in the tactical areas of the group’s area of ​​responsibility.” statement. On his Telegram channel, which is also accompanied by a video.

“Shoigu paid special attention to organizing comprehensive support for the forces participating in the special military operation and creating conditions for the safe deployment of personnel,” the military said. He did not mention the exact date of the minister’s trip.

They wanted their way out

Shoigu has not appeared in public since last Friday, when he briefed Russian President Vladimir Putin on the progress of the invasion of Ukraine at a Security Council meeting. Throughout the riots organized by Wagner’s chief, Yevgeny Prigozhin – Justifying his armed uprising precisely by the absence of Shoigu’s leadership and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, the minister kept silent, although what happened was in the absolute competence of his ministry.

Pictures of Shoigu’s alleged trip to Ukraine, which lasted 47 seconds and had no sound, were also broadcast on Russian state television. During the Wagner crisis, there was no news of Gerasimov either. Prigozhin and his men mutinied It was stopped 200 km from MoscowAfter the leader of Wagner and Moscow came to an agreement.

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DZC (EFE, dpa, AFP)

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