Why did Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko become mediator between the Wagner Army mutiny?

Alexander Lukashenko -Prigozhin

Moscow: After the rebellion of the Wagner Group in Russia, the private army fighters who took to the streets against President Vladimir Putin in Russia were finally pacified. The President of Belarus has played a big role in this. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko became a mediator between the rebellion and prevented possible bloodshed by persuading Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of Wagner Private Military Company ‘PMC’, to give up his command, reports Tass news agency. After this, Wagner’s army started retreating from Moscow.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the President of Belarus did this of his own free will, as he had known Prigozhin for nearly 20 years. The Kremlin official said, ‘You might ask me why President Lukashenko became a mediator. The thing is that Alexander Grigorievich has known Prigozhin personally for a long time, about 20 years, and it was his personal initiative that was coordinated with President Putin.

June 24 told the heaviest day for Russia
Putin’s press secretary stressed, “June 24 was an extremely heavy day, filled with these truly tragic events.” He said, “You know that it is possible to resolve this situation without causing further damage to the tension level as a result.” it was possible to do. ‘Both Presidents agreed with Wagner PMC to actually provide mediation efforts to President Lukashenko to resolve the situation. We look upon this readiness with the highest regard.

Had the rebellion not stopped, there would have been a civil war
According to Russian watchers, the Kremlin could not afford to go all out against Prigozhin and Wagner after its victory in Ukraine and at a heavy price for Russia. The rebellion could have turned into a civil war, given Prigozhin’s highly volatile and confrontational nature, given the apparent support he received from the West.

The goal was to demoralize the Russians
According to Scott Ritter, Prigozhin was replaced by MI6, who promised him the highest reward if he could get himself appointed as Defense Minister and start negotiations with Ukraine. According to Russian watchers, there was no basis for those claims, but the goal was to demoralize the Russians and do whatever they could to prevent war.

Alexander Lukashenko -Prigozhin

Earlier on Saturday morning, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Wagner’s mercenaries, announced in a telegram post that his men had crossed the border from Ukraine into southern Russia and were ready to go ‘all the way’ against Russian forces. He said that he and his men would destroy anyone who stood in their way. As Wagner’s troops were entering the Russian city of Rostov on Don, Prigozhin said border guards greeted his mercenaries, ABC News reported.

He said that the young soldiers at the posts stood back and offered no resistance. Saying that his army is not fighting against children. Following Prigozhin’s statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address to the nation that the ‘armed rebellion was a ‘stab in the back’ by the Wagner group, who were on the ‘path of treason’.