Resensinews.id – Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, made a stunning revelation in a video posted on social media on Friday, stating that Russia did not face an immediate security threat that would justify its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
According to Prigozhin’s press service, he explained in a half-hour tirade, “The Armed Forces of Ukraine had no intention of attacking Russia in collaboration with the NATO alliance.”
He further added, “The Russian Defense Ministry is deceiving both the public and the president.”
Prigozhin’s statements contradict the casus belli presented by President Vladimir Putin when he ordered the incursion into Ukraine last February, although the head of the private army refrained from personally attacking the Russian leader.
Putin has cited NATO’s expansion near Russia’s borders as one of the primary justifications for invading Ukraine, a claim that Prigozhin disputes.