VLAD’S U-TURN Putin ‘orders Wagner warlord to assassinate Zelensky and bring him his head’ in secret meeting despite being in exile
Published: Jul 10 2023
VLADIMIR Putin gave the boss of the mutinous Wagner Group orders to assassinate Ukraine’s president at a bombshell meeting days after his failed coup, reports claim.
Yevgeny Prigozhin was meant to go into exile as part of a deal to halt his march on Moscow – but was then secretly welcomed into the Kremlin late last month.
Yevgeny Prigozhin was one of Vladimir Putin’s closest allies until a failed coup last month
Putin and SVR intelligence chief Sergei Naryshkin, held a secret summit with Prigozhin and his Wagner commanders in the Kremlin
An image of Prigozhin in a comical disguise was leaked after a police raid on his mansion last week
And now he could try to launch a “great atrocity” on Putin’s behalf – which could include a mission to “bring back Volodymyr Zelensky’s head”, it is claimed.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed today that Putin held talks with Prigozhin on June 29.
The sensational head-to-head came five days after a column of Wagner mercenaries came close to toppling the regime and left Russia on the brink.
Putin has reportedly begun a purge of senior generals suspected of having prior knowledge of the coup attempt.
But despite a furious televised tirade condemning Prigozhin as a “traitor” , he appears to have made a humiliating U-turn in private.
It renewed speculation about the chaos behind the scenes amid claims of splits in Putin’s inner circle and alleged plots to replace him.
The surprise meeting was first revealed today by French paper Liberation, quoting intelligence sources, and confirmed by Putin’s mouthpiece.
Peskov said 35 people were invited to a three-hour summit, including Prigozhin and senior field commanders in his Wagner private army