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Who is Prigogin?
On June 24, commotion swept the world. The strongest military force in Russia, the private military company “Wagner”, has rebelled against the Putin regime.
(Photo) Interview with a former officer of the People’s Liberation Army in the Chinese media who reported in detail on the “Prigojin rebellion”Wagner captures Rostov-on-Donu, and then the Voronezh military installations. After that, we headed north towards Moscow. However, the advance was halted when the remaining 200 km approached Moscow. Wagner’s founder Prigozhin said that he stopped the movement to the north and returned to Rostov-on-Don “in order to avoid the bloodshed of the Russians.” Prigozhin, who had been missing for some time after leaving the city, is now in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. In order to understand this incident that shocked the world, let’s arrange the following contents. ———- ・Who is Prigogine in the first place? What is the Wagner private military company? Why did Prigogine rebel? Why did Prigogine stop advancing?・Effects of the rebellion———-
There are many strange things about the Ukrainian war. One of them is the existence of “Wagner”. Wagner is a Russian private military company. This private military company is the most powerful force in Russia. This is very funny. First, private military companies are “illegal” in Russia. However, the founder of “Wagner” Prikozin created an “illegal private military company” “by order of Putin.” To put it in perspective, Putin let Prigogine build “Wagner”, knowing that it was “illegal”. Backed by Putin, Wagner has become the most powerful force in Russia. When the Ukrainian War began in February 2022, Wagner was very active. However, they are said to have revolted in June 2023. It’s a very complicated story, but let’s talk about it in order. First, who is Prigogine, the founder of Wagner? Evgeny Prigozhin was born in 1961 in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). I am from the same country as Putin. He spent most of the 1980s in prison for theft, fraud and other charges. Hot dog sales began in 1990 and were a great success. He uses the money to set up food chains, casinos, and restaurants. Prigogine’s “New Island” floating restaurant was so well received that Putin even brought French President Chirac and US President Bush. Therefore, to this day, his nickname is “Putin’s cook.”