After the failed coup in Russia, the Russian private militia Wagner Group is training soldiers in Belarus.
According to the Ministry of Defense of Belarus, fighters of the Wagner group are training soldiers in Belarus. The ministry released a video showing fighters from the Wagner Group instructing Belarusian soldiers at a military range near the town of Asipovchi, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) southeast of the capital Minsk.
The Ministry has said that Wagner fighters worked as instructors in various military disciplines. On June 23–24, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko helped broker an agreement to end a brief uprising by Wagner.
A channel on the Belarusian messaging app said that Wagner’s boss Prigozhin spent a night at the camp this week and posted a photo of him inside a tent.
Under the terms of a deal brokered by Belarusian President Lukashenko last month to end Wagner’s armed rebellion, Prigozhin was to move to Belarus with his fighters, who did not want to sign with the Russian Defense Ministry but appeared to That the agreement is not running on these lines.
Lukashenko said Prigozhin is in Russia, and the question of the relocation of thousands of his fighters has yet to be decided. He said Wagner’s fighters were still in permanent camps where they had been since leaving the front and he expected to discuss the matter in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Wagner group attempted a coup d’état after the conciliatory efforts of the Belarusian president led to the Wagner group withdrawing its decision to advance.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of Russia’s private militia Wagner Group, said the march was aimed at protesting the ineffectiveness of the war in Ukraine, not toppling the Moscow government or challenging President Putin’s rule.