The President of Belarus claiming that “Chief of Wagner Group is still in Russia not in Belarus”

President Alexander Lukashenko as per his statement,

The leader of the Wagner group Yevgeny Prigozhin staying in Russia instead of Belarus, despite an agreement with the Kremlin that stipulated his relocation to Belarus after his unsuccessful uprising last month. Speaking to reporters from international media organizations during a press conference, Lukashenko stated, “Regarding Prigozhin, he is currently in Saint Petersburg. He has not arrived in Belarus.”

Lukashenko played a key role in brokering a deal under which Yevgeny Prigozhin ended his armed rebellion on June 24 in return for assurances of safety for both himself and Wagner troops. This settlement granted Prigozhin and his forces permission to relocate to Belarus.

Yevgeny Prigozhin had arrived in Belarus as part of the settlement and reached on June 24 that is announced by Lukashenko on June 27, which successfully countered the crisis caused by the group’s temporary capture of a southern Russian city and their advancement towards Moscow.

But, during press conference, Lukashenko told reporters that Prigozhin changed into surely in St Petersburg, Russia’s 2nd-largest metropolis, and no longer present on Belarusian territory.

Flight tracking facts indicated that a business jet related to Prigozhin departed from St Petersburg to Moscow on Wednesday and was en route to southern Russia on Thursday, although it remained unsure whether Prigozhin himself changed into aboard the aircraft.

Lukashenko reiterated that the offer for Wagner to station a number of its fighters in Belarus, a proposal that has raised issues amongst neighboring Nato countries, yet stands. He expressed his perception that this arrangement does not longer pose a risk to Belarus and dismissed the notion that Wagner fighters would ever interact in hostilities against his country.

The Wagner’s aborted rebellion represented the biggest chance to Russian President Vladimir Putin in his more than two decades in strength and exposed the Kremlin’s weak points.