On the morning of June 26, the criminal case on the organization of an armed rebellion (Article 279 of the Criminal Code), the main defendant in which was the founder of Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin, was not legally terminated and continues to be investigated by an investigator from the investigative department of the FSB of Russia.
It was initiated on June 23, and the upcoming termination of the criminal prosecution of Mr. Prigozhin was announced after negotiations with him by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. As a result of the negotiations, the PMC forces stopped the march on Moscow, liberated the occupied Rostov-on-Don and returned to their field camps.
On June 25, some media and Telegram channels reported that the Prosecutor General’s Office, which had previously recognized the decision of the FSB investigator to initiate a case of rebellion as lawful and justified, canceled this decision, and therefore the criminal prosecution of Mr. Prigozhin was also terminated. However, a Kommersant source in the supervisory agency said that the decision to initiate a criminal case had not yet been canceled, and the investigation into the rebellion was ongoing. According to Kommersant’s source, too little time has passed to make a different decision.