Wagner Group chief says his mercenaries will halt their march on Moscow

Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin announced his forces are ending their march on Moscow, following demands for the resignation of top defense officials over alleged failures in Ukraine.

The march: Prigozhin’s fighters led a “march for justice” from Rostov-on-Don to the outskirts of Moscow over the past 24 hours.
* Prigozhin claimed no blood was spilled during the march, but acknowledged it now reached a point where blood could be spilled.

Decision to halt: To avoid potential bloodshed, Prigozhin ordered his forces to “turn our columns around and go in the opposite direction back to a field camp as planned.”
* This move appears to pause the political crisis stemming from infighting between Russia’s top brass and Prigozhin over the military campaign in Ukraine.

Belarusian involvement: Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, with the Kremlin’s permission, reportedly carried out negotiations with Prigozhin “throughout the entire day” to deescalate the feud.
* Their talks resulted in an agreement on the unacceptability of starting bloody battles on Russian territory.

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