Wagner Group chief has warned that Russia’s top defence ministers are months away from being executed by a “firing squad.”
Yevgeny Prigozhin gave Kremlin chiefs a warning that executions are on the cards amid their constant failures.
Prigozhin claims, “we are two months away from firing squads” as there could be a revolt on the Russian parliament.
In an interview translated by war commentator Igor Sushko said, “There will either be a popular revolt or the State Duma will make a decision on capital punishment and shoots the f*** out of them.
“And, by the way, I can tell you I think we are two months away from firing squads.”
According to Dr Peter Duncan at UCL’s School of Slavic and Eastern European Studies, Prigozhin is positioning himself to be the next Russian President.
Dr Duncan told The Daily Express US, “When Russian oligarchs get wealthy, they begin to worry: ‘Oh, well, maybe the Russian state will come and take it away from me’.”
Dr Duncan added, “What does Putin think about all this? I think Putin is quite happy about it [that] other people beneath him squabbling, so that he can be above it so that he can set other people against each other and nobody actually threatens him.
“Putin set up the system more or less since he’s been in power when he became acting President at the end of 1999.
“He’s had different groups of people who are subordinate to him at each other’s throats for different reasons so he can stay in power.”