Military units who took part in the suppression of the attempted armed mutiny on June 24, actually stopped a civil war in Russia, and acted clearly and harmoniously, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
Vladimir Putin thanked all personnel of the Russian Armed Forces, as well as the country’s law enforcement agencies and special services for their courage and loyalty to the Russian people.
You defended the constitutional order, and our citizens’ lives, security and freedom. You saved our motherland from turmoil, and in fact prevented civil war.
In these difficult moments, you acted clearly and harmoniously; through your deeds, you proved your loyalty to the people of Russia and the military oath, Putin said, addressing the security forces who quashed the insurrection.
The Russian president stressed that today the historic Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin sees servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces, and the Russian Guard, as well as the staff of the Russian National Guard.
But also, the FSB, the Interior Ministry, the Federal Protective Service as well as soldiers and officers, who are the real defenders of the Fatherland, and who at a tough time for the country, along with their comrades stood in the way of turmoil, the result of which could have inevitably been chaos.
Putin thanked the personnel of the country’s armed forces, law enforcement agencies and special services for their courage, valor and loyalty to the people of Russia.
The traitors who were sucked into the Wagner mutiny realized that the army and the people were not on the side of the western supported rebels.
The quick and precise deployment of law enforcement agencies made it possible to stop the extremely dangerous development of the situation in the country, something that helped prevent civilian casualties.
The Russian head of state underlined that the determination and courage of the servicemen, as well as the consolidation of Russian society played a huge and decisive role in stabilizing the situation.
The private military company Wagner Group seized a Russian army headquarters in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don on Friday night.
Prior to that move, Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin accused the Russian Defense Ministry of allegedly attacking the military group’s field camps.
The Russian Defense Ministry rejected the accusation, while the Russian Federal Security Service opened a criminal case against Prigozhin for organizing an armed mutiny.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced that he had been involved in negotiations with Prigozhin, as agreed with Putin, and they had reached an agreement to de-escalate the created situation.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Saturday evening that the criminal case against Prigozhin had been dropped and that he would leave for Belarus under guarantees given by Putin.
On Tuesday, the Russian Federal Security Service said that the case on the armed mutiny had been dismissed.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Russia News 2023.