Case Against Prigozhin Will Be Dropped And He Will Be Sent To Belarus, Kremlin Spokesperson Says
Criminal charges against Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin will be dropped and he will be sent to neighboring Belarus, according to Kremlin spokesperson Dimitry Peskov.
"You will ask what will happen to Prigozhin personally?" Peskov said in a conference call with reporters Saturday. "The criminal case will be dropped against him. He himself will go to Belarus".
Peskov's office later added in a text message to journalists that Prigozhin has a guarantee from Russian President Vladimir Putin to leave the country as part of the deal brokered to halt the march of Wagner toward Moscow.
"If you ask what kind of guarantee there is that Prigozhin will be able to leave for Prigozhin will be able to leave for Belarus, this is the word of the President of Russia", Peskov's office said. "The counter-terrorist operation regime will be lifted in the nearest future".
Earlier Saturday, the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee announced the introduction of "counter-terrorist operation regime" in Moscow, as well as the Moscow region and Voronezh region. Moscow's mayor declared Monday a "non-working day".