After the uprising, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the forces of Wagner, the President of Russia, said in his first statement that what happened was betrayal and stabbing at the back of the Russian people, and he said that he is defending his country against betrayal internally.
The photos show that Wagner Chief has a casual meeting with the Commander of the Southern Military District as well as the Assistant Minister of Defence.
The southern military zone includes a quarter of the Russian army, which significantly increases the forces under the command of Wagner Chief Progozhin.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner group, said that his group now controls key military control centres in Rostov-on-Don, and if he is not given the opportunity to meet with Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of Defence, and Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff, they will move towards Moscow.
Also, the leader of the group, Wagner, said in a statement that the Russian army is joining the group and receiving the convoy itself.
Experts say that Prigozhin has a long-standing rivalry with Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Defence Minister, and accuses the Russian army of the deadly airstrikes against forces under his command in Ukraine, where Wagner’s forces were fighting for Russia and assisting in the seizure of territories, but the Russian government denied these claims.