The animosity between Russia’s military and Yevgeny Prigozhin, the chief of the Wagner Group, Russia’s private military entity, has escalated into an open clash.
The bone of contention lies in the Ukraine invasion, a mission that has driven a wedge between these two giants, creating a parallel narrative of turmoil amidst an already volatile situation.
Prigozhin, the man at the helm of the Wagner Group, Russia, has gone as far as to accuse his country of attacking his soldiers and seems to refute one of President Putin’s primary justifications for the war.
The controversy continues as Russian generals accuse Prigozhin of planning a coup against Putin, shaking the nation’s stability.
Wagner Group Russia : Prigozhin’s Challenge to Putin’s Authority
Stirring the hornet’s nest, Prigozhin claimed to have seized control of Russia’s southern military headquarters located in Rostov-on-Don, a crucial location close to the front lines of the war in Ukraine where Wagner Group’s soldiers have been operating.