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Lukashenko says Prigozhin agreed to drop some demands including Shoigu’s resignation

MINSK, June 27. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the private military company Wagner, had agreed to drop his demand for the resignation of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

Lukashenko said Prigozhin also had dropped the demand to fire the chief of the general staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov. According to Lukashenko the Wagner founder made the decision when they held talks as the attempted Wagner mutiny was underway.

Lukashenko said Prigozhin told him, “Alexander Grigorievich, I won’t demand from the president that he surrender Shoigu and Gerasimov.”

ТАСС 27.06.2023, 18:16 MSK

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