The head of the group of Russian mercenaries Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhinreported this morning that his forces They shot down a Russian Army helicopter.
“Right now a helicopter opened fire on a column of civilians, it was shot down by Wagner’s troops”, he stated in an audio published on his Telegram channel.
Shortly before, he denounced that two aircraft of the Russian Air Forcewith the identification numbers 523 and 546, “were trying to attack” the column that allegedly entered the Russian region of Rostovin the south of the country, and advances towards Moscow.
“Remember, guys, the homeland will not forgive you for shooting into its territory. You have to show courage and shoot into enemy territory when our infantry advances”, he alerted.
Prigozhin He pointed out that Wagner does not bother anyone when fighting at the front, “we annoy the criminals who annihilated about 100,000 Russian soldiers: (the chief of the General Staff Valeri) gerasimov and (Defense Minister Sergei) shoigu”.
“Stay in your homes”
He Rostov Governor Vasily Golubevstated, for his part, on his Telegram channel that “The situation demands the maximum concentration of all forces to maintain order”.
“The police take all necessary measures to guarantee the safety of the population of the region. I ask everyone to remain calm and not leave their homes unnecessarily.”indicated.
Law enforcement officers blocked the highway out of the regional capital, Rostov, where armored vehicles have been seen, according to the channel. Astra.
VKontakte, the Russian Facebook, blocked the page of Prigozhinwhere the audios in which he declared himself in rebellion with the Russian Defense Ministry.
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