Since Prigozhin’s death: number of Wagner soldiers in Belarus “dynamically declining”

Since the death of Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, the number of mercenaries staying in Belarus has probably declined sharply.

The Lithuanian Minister of Defense Arvydas Anusauskas according to to the New Voice of Ukraine. He said that the number of mercenaries is “dynamically decreasing.” Moreover, he reported, the situation is completely different from what it was three weeks ago. “I can only report from public sources that there is a dynamic decrease,” Anušauskas said in reference to the Wagner fighters. “They are splitting up, moving to other areas, some are ‘vacationing’ in Russia,” the Lithuanian defense minister said, or they are being recruited by other military companies.

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Image: UlPravda TV, Yevgeny Prigozhin (13-06-2023), CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

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