Former Trump intel officer Matt Shoemaker raises skepticism over reports Wagner chief Prigozhin is moving to Belarus after a deal was brokered to halt his march on Moscow on 'Fox News Live.'
June 24, 2023
Putin ready to unleash Kremlin purge after Wagner mutiny
Prigozhin’s criticisms of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's strategy were not kept quiet, but on Friday his accusation of Shoigu ordering a missile strike on Wagner camps, killing “a huge number of our comrades”, crossed a line.
The revolt of Prigozhin’s Wagner mercenaries shone a light on the cracks forming in the Russian government’s forces as they advanced hundreds of kilometers towards Moscow, passing through Rostov-on-Don.
With perceptions, both home and abroad, of Putin now overcast with feebleness, suspicion that the new agreement between Putin and Prigozhin has a more sinister undertone seems justified, former DIA intelligence officer and veteran Matt Shoemaker explains.