Aleksandr Lukashenko appears to have confirmed that the Wagner founder, Yevgeney Prigozhin, has landed in Belarus.
On its Telegram channel, the Belta news agency quotes the Belarusian leader saying:
“Security guarantees, as he promised yesterday, were provided. I see that Prigozhin was already flying on this plane. Yes, indeed, he is in Belarus today.”
There were earlier reports that a plane linked to the Wagner leader had landed near Minsk. The Kremlin said earlier it did not know of Prigozhin’s whereabouts. Russia’s security services have dropped any investigation into the weekend’s armed mutiny.