The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has traveled to Rostov-on-Don near the Sea of Azov, where he met with the Chief of the General Staff, Valery Gerasimovand other army high commands, for the first time since the city’s founding at the center of the failed uprising of the Wagner mercenary group.
The Kremlin reported on the meeting this Saturday, but gave no details When would the meeting take place? Putin has visited the command post in that city several times since the conflict began, most recently in March, on a trip that also took him there Mariupol.
Rostov-on-Don, near the Ukrainian border, was thrust into the media spotlight after the leader of the Wagner Group’s mercenaries, Yevgeny Prigozhin, occupied it for a few hours in late June in a short-lived uprising against Moscow.
After furiously protesting at the Department of Defense and the Army High Command for what he saw as ineffective conduct of this war, Prigozhin He tried to send his mercenaries to Moscow from this city. What he called “the march” towards the capital and power center of the Russian Federation.
However, and after staying at about 200 kilometers from the gates of the Russian capitalPrigozhin eventually scrapped his ambitious plan to reach the Kremlin after mediation from the Belarusian President. Alexander Lukashenkowho offered his country to welcome the rebels