Lithuania is afraid of Commander Wagner and asks for NATO protection
After ending Wagner’s rebellion in Russia Its leader was exiled to Belarus On Sunday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausida considered that NATO would have to “strengthen” its eastern wing. If Belarus hosts the commander of the Russian armed group Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Lithuania, located on the Baltic Sea, borders both Russia andBelarus Next month it will host a NATO summit.
The Lithuanian president made this statement after chairing a meeting of the National Security Council devoted to discussing the one-day rebellion. Which Wagner carried out from Friday evening until Saturday evening, during which its fighters crawled towards Moscow.
After Prigozhin ordered his forces to retreat Saturday, I declared Moscow That Wagner’s leader will leave Russia for Belarus and that he will not face trial.
Gitanas Nauseda told reporters: “If Prigozhin or part of the Wagner Group ends up in… Belarus without plans. Or specific intentions, this means that we will have to strengthen the security of our eastern borders.
He added, “I am not only talking about Lithuania today but certainly about NATO as a whole.”
Noseda explained that Lithuania It will allocate more resources to the intelligence services to assess “the political and security aspects of Belarus.”
He also confirmed that his country is still planning to host the NATO summit scheduled for next month, and that the surrounding security measures. Effectiveness does not need to change after the recent events in Russia.
He considered Noseda to be his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin He will face even greater difficulties after the Wagner Rebellion.
He said: Wagner’s rebellion is the most serious security crisis in Russia and the biggest challenge that Vladimir Putin has faced since he came to power at the end of 1999.
And Russian news agencies reported, on Monday, that Wagner Commander Yevgeny Prigozhin He is still under criminal investigation for his rebellion during a holiday. The end of the week, despite the Kremlin’s announcement of an agreement stipulating dropping the prosecutions against him.
A source in the Russian Public Prosecution office, whose words were reported by the three main Russian news agencies, said: “The case has not been closed and the investigation is continuing.”
The Kremlin had reported, on Saturday evening, that Prigozhin, who is under investigation on suspicion of “calling for armed rebellion,” may move to Belarus . Without being prosecuted after the end of the rebellion, which lasted 24 hours
A criminal case was opened against Prigozhin on June 23, after he announced the departure of the fighters of his military group in a “march for justice.” against military leaders, whom he described as cowards and undermining Russia’s war effort in Ukraine.
A Kremlin spokesman said Moscow Criminal charges would be dropped against the rebels in exchange for their return to the camps. While Prigozhin will move to Belarus under an agreement.
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