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Putin ‘evacuated’ Lukashenko ‘flees Belarus’ as Wagner has ‘half of Russian army’ onside and will reach Moscow in hours

24th Jun 23 2:56 pm

Vladimir Putin, his “elites” and top officials have been “evacuated” from Moscow with most now taking refuge in St. Petersburg and the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko “flees Belarus.”

The Wagner Group chief has warned that “half of the Russian army” are ready to join Yevgeny Prigozhin as thousands of armed mercenaries are just hours away from Moscow.

Igor Sushko, a Ukrainian journalist, earlier tweeted, “Prigozhin says half of the Russian army is ready to join him.”

Speaking to the BBC, former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, said that “one in four” Russian troops are in fact Wagner troops.

The head of the Russian Volunteer Corps Denis Nikitin said that Putin has been “evacuated” from Moscow.

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Kremlin sources have also confirmed that high-ranking military and other officials have already left Moscow.

Nikitin said, “According to my information, Putin himself has already been evacuated to Valdai, followed by representatives of the Russian ‘elite’ who are leaving Moscow on their business jets.”

A US military analyst has shared flight radar images which shows two jets flying out of Moscow and heading north west.

The analyst tweeted, “A pair of Russian government VIP jets (RA-96022, Il-96-300PU and RA-73025, A319-115(CJ)) are leaving Moscow Vnukovo International Airport, most likely evacuating to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport.”

Wagner forces have taken the Russian cities of Rostov-on-Don and Voronezh where they were greeted by civilians with “open arms” giving them food and water.

The Belarusian dictator fled Belarus and according to AirNav RadarBox flight tracker, they tweeted, “A plane belonging to the Lukashenko family took off from Belarus a few hours ago and is now over Turkey.

“It’s time to make the Russian Army leave Belarus and for Belarus to join the family of democratic European states.”

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