Russia News / 'Holiday' on Monday due to fear of 'Wagner Army' in Moscow! asked to avoid using vehicles

Zoom News : Jun 24, 2023, 11:26 PM
Russia News: After the rebellion of Russia's private army 'Wagner Group', now the situation in the capital Moscow has started changing rapidly. According to reports, the mayor of Moscow has urged the residents of the city not to use cars. People have been asked to refrain from outdoor activity till July 1. Along with this, Monday has been declared a non-working day for most of the people, that is, a holiday has been made in a way. Let us tell you that earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday termed the declaration of armed rebellion by the head of the 'Wagner Group', Yevgeny Prigozhin, as a 'betrayal' and a 'stabbing in the back' step of Russia.

Avoid using vehicles: Mayor

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has warned that traffic in parts of the Russian capital could be blocked under tight security because of the Wagner Group's insurgency. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has asked the city's residents to avoid using their vehicles and outdoor activities until July 1 amid anti-terrorist operations in Moscow and the surrounding region. He has declared Monday a holiday for most people except civil servants and employees of some industries. Sobyanin said all major city services have been asked to be on full alert and residents have been asked to report any emergencies.

The biggest threat to Putin is the Wagner Army!

Prigozhin's fighters have crossed the border with Ukraine and entered an important city in the south of Russia. His rebellion is being described as the biggest threat to Putin's leadership in more than two decades in power. According to reports, the private army led by Prigozhin has reached the city of Rostov-on-Don, more than 1,000 kilometers south of Moscow. Please tell that from this city Russia is operating its military operation in Ukraine. The fighters of the 'Wagner Group' along with their equipment have also entered the Lipetsk province of Russia, which is located just 360 km south of Moscow.

'Moscow is now completely weakened'

Amid rapidly changing developments in Russia, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Moscow has become completely weak. In his address, Putin, without naming Prigozhin, termed his rebellion as 'betrayal' and 'treason'. He also said, "All those who conspired to revolt will be severely punished." At the same time, Prigozhin said that his fighters would not surrender, because "we do not want the country to be trapped in the clutches of corruption, fraud and bureaucracy." As far as betrayal of the motherland is concerned, the President is getting it wrong. We are patriots of our motherland.

Ramzan Kadyrov expressed support for Putin

Meanwhile, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Chechnya region, has expressed his full support for Putin. Kadyrov took Prigozhin's side in his criticism of the military. “We have a commander-in-chief elected by the people, who knows the situation better than any strategist and businessman,” Kadyrov said. The rebellion needs to be crushed. Russia's campaign in Ukraine is expected to be further affected due to Prigozhin's rebellion. The fighters of the 'Wagner Group' had succeeded in capturing the city of Bakhmut, playing a key role in the Ukraine war, which had been witness to a long and fierce battle.

Wagner's army is moving towards Moscow

Prigozhin's army is now moving towards the capital Moscow. Military trucks and armored vehicles have been seen in several parts of Moscow as 'Wagner's Army' moves towards the capital. In its southern part, soldiers made posts, deployed machine guns along with sandbags. Authorities have announced the imposition of an "anti-terrorist regime" in Moscow and its surrounding regions, under which many of the rights enjoyed by citizens have been limited and security has been increased. Parts of the highway were also dug in to prevent Wagner's army from advancing.

Why did 'Chef' Prigozhin get upset with Putin?

Despite fighting on Russia's side in the Ukraine War, Prigozhin has criticized the country's senior military officers. He accused the authorities of being incompetent and not supplying arms and ammunition to the 'Wagner' forces. Please tell that 62-year-old Prigozhin has an old relationship with Putin and was given a catering contract in the 'Kremlin', due to which he is also called 'Putin's chef'. It was Prigogine who formed the Wagner Group, a group of mercenaries. He sent his fighters to join the fight in Libya, Syria, several African countries and Ukraine.