Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi recently engaged in a telephone conversation, according to a statement from the Kremlin press service.
During the call, President Raisi expressed his full support for the Russian leadership in relation to the events that occurred on 24 June.
The incident on June 23 involved the release of audio recordings on the Telegram channel of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner private military company (PMC). Prigozhin claimed that his PMC units were attacked, which he attributed to the country’s military authorities.
The Federal Security Service (FSB) initiated a criminal investigation into calls for armed mutiny, while the Russian Defense Ministry denounced the allegations of a strike on the PMC’s rear camps as fake news.
In a televised address to the nation, President Putin referred to the actions of the Wagner group as armed mutiny and betrayal, promising to take strong measures against those involved.
Following discussions between Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, President Putin, and Prigozhin, the PMC units changed course and returned to their field camps.
It was also announced that the criminal case against Prigozhin would be dropped, and he would travel to Belarus. Additionally, the Russian authorities assured that PMC Wagner members who participated in the mutiny would not face prosecution due to their “frontline merits.”