The meeting between Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and the leader of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin only shows that they are both war criminals.
This was stated by US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller, Ukrinform reports.
He noted that U.S. assessments of the situation in Russia after Prigozhin's "mutiny" have not changed.
"There are no heroes in this confrontation between them. They are both individuals who committed outrages and gave orders to commit crimes in Ukraine," Miller said.
He also stated his belief that the story of Prigozhin is not over and will continue.
As a reminder, a few weeks ago, Prigozhin announced a demarche against the Russian military leadership and marched on Rostov-on-Don and then on Moscow. However, he did not have time to reach Moscow, as self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko intervened and persuaded Prigozhin to surrender. After that, the Wagner leader allegedly "went to Belarus".
On July 10, it was reported that Prigozhin met with Putin, and the meeting was attended by Wagner commanders and Putin's security forces. At the time, the Russian president said that he had "listened to explanations" from the mercenaries and offered them "options for employment and combat use."
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 11/07/2023