Ukrainian politician Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, has leveled serious allegations against Moscow, claiming that Vladimir Putin’s government was responsible for the Wagner mutiny in June. According to News.com, according to Danilov, this mutiny was actually a ploy to identify those disloyal to the Putin regime.
News.com reports that the meeting between exiled Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin and Putin caused a sensation just five days after troops entered the capital. Some analysts believe the whole event was a cunning plan to fool the West.
West should be confused
Alexei Pavlenko, associate professor of Russian at Colorado College, told News.com that the incident was meant to confuse Western analysts and military experts. Rebekah Koffler, a former DIA intelligence officer, wrote in an article that the event was a “false flag operation.” According to News.com, she suggested the entire mutiny was a political move by Putin to secure additional support ahead of the 2024 Russian election.
In the weeks following the incident, Prigozhin insisted that he had not attempted to overthrow Putin. He explained his march towards the Kremlin and claimed that 30 of his men were killed in a Russian missile attack. He told News.com that he had no intention of overthrowing the Russian government. Putin himself denied this account, stressing that the majority of Wagner troops are patriots of Russia.