Moscow. Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdullahian has expressed his support for ensuring the constitutional order in Russia. According to a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Iranian Foreign Minister held discussions with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, during which he expressed support for the Russian leadership to ensure the constitutional order.
During this, the two leaders also discussed the Russian-Iranian agenda, regional and international issues. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Friday opened a criminal case for inciting an armed rebellion over statements made by Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the private military company (PMC) of the Wagner Group. The FSB said there was a risk of escalation of tensions on Russian territory. The Russian Defense Ministry said that social media reports of alleged Russian military attacks on PMC Wagner camps are not true.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the Wagner group’s actions an armed rebellion and treason in a televised address to the nation on Saturday and promised tough measures against the rebels. Subsequently, the Belarus presidential office said that Prigozhin accepted the proposal of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to stop the movement of Wagner troops in Russia and take steps to calm the situation. Prigozhin later confirmed the information, saying that Wagner’s troops were returning to their field camps.
In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega expressed his solidarity and support amid Saturday’s events, saying the Russian government and people are facing a moment of challenge to Russia’s character, identity, wisdom and strength. are facing. At the same time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a special meeting with the heads of major government departments on Saturday night, in which the situation in Russia was discussed. Netanyahu said that the events related to the Wagner Group are an internal matter of Russia, but Israel is following the developments.
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