Connect with us


We Did Not Try To Overthrow Putin & Russian Army- Wagner Group Boss Speaks



Wagner PMC boss Yevgeny Prigozhin released new audio Monday explaining his decision to turn around his march on 🇷🇺 Moscow.

Prigozhin said he wanted to avoid Russian bloodshed and also said the march was a demonstration of protest and not intended to overturn power in the country.

The Russian Defense Ministry had planned for Wagner private military group to “cease to exist” starting on July 1, the group’s founder Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed Monday in an audio message.

Prigozhin comments of the attempted rebellion:

As a result of intrigues, ill-conceived decisions, Wagner PMC was supposed to cease to exist on July 1, 2023;

PMC Wagner did not want to sign a contract with MoD, because this would lead to a complete loss of combat capability;

Those fighters who were ready to go to the MoD did so. But it was the minimum amount, estimated at 1-2%;

PMC Wagner wanted to become a part of any other structure in order to be useful to their Motherland, but they were not heard;

Wagner were going to move as a convoy on June 30 to Rostov and publicly hand over the equipment near the SMO HQ.

“We did not show any aggression, we were under a missile attack. 30 Wagner fighters were killed. This was the trigger that we should move forward immediately.”

During the entire march, which lasted 24 hours, Wagner covered 780 km, not a single soldier on the ground was killed. “We regret that we were forced to strike at air assets. But these weapons delivered missile strikes,”

During the march, all military facilities that were along the road were blocked and neutralized;

None of the fighters was forced into this campaign, and everyone knew the ultimate goal;

“The goal was to prevent destruction of PMC Wagner and bring to justice people who with their unprofessional actions made a huge number of mistakes during the military defense. This was demanded by the public, all the military personnel who saw us during the march supported us.”;

We stopped at the moment when the first assault detachment, which approached 200 kilometers, made reconnaissance of the area and it was obvious that a lot of blood would be shed.”

Our decision to turn around were based on two factors: the fact that we did not want to shed Russian blood. The second factor is that we went to demonstrate our protest, and not to overthrow the government in the country.”;

At this time, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko extended his hand and offered to find solutions for the further work of Wagner PMC.”;

“Our march of justice showed the most serious security problems throughout the country.”

“We showed a master class of what February 24, 2022 should have looked like.”


IMF/World Bank meetings to hold in Marrakech despite devastating Moroccan earthquake



IMF/World Bank

The managements of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), together with Moroccan authorities have agreed to hold their 2023 Annual Meetings in Marrakech despite recent devastating earthquake in the country.

This is contained in a joint statement signed by World Bank President, Ajay Banga; IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva; and Kingdom of Morocco Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah Alaoui.

They however said that the meetings, scheduled between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15, would hold by “adapting the content to the circumstances”.

“Since the devastating earthquake in Morocco on Sept. 8, the World Bank and the IMF staff have worked in close coordination with the Moroccan authorities and a team of experts to thoroughly assess Marrakech’s capacity to host the 2023 Annual Meetings.

“In undertaking this assessment, key considerations were that the meetings would not disrupt vital relief and reconstruction efforts, and that the safety of the participants can be assured.

“Based on a careful review of the findings, the Managements of the World Bank and IMF, together with the Moroccan authorities, have agreed to proceed with holding the 2023 Annual Meetings in Marrakech from October 9 to 15,” they said.

According to them, the meetings would be conducted in a way that does not hamper the relief efforts, and respects the victims and Moroccan people.

“At this very difficult time, we believe that the annual meetings also provide an opportunity for the international community to stand by Morocco and its people, who have once again shown resilience in the face of tragedy.

“We also remain committed to ensuring the safety of all participants,” they said.

The World Bank plays a key role in the global efforts to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

Working in more than 100 countries, the bank provides financing, advice, and other solutions that enable countries to address the most urgent challenges of development.

The IMF is a global organisation that works to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries.

It does so by supporting economic policies that promote financial stability and monetary cooperation, which are essential to increasing productivity, job creation, and economic well-being.

Continue Reading


Zelensky among leaders arriving in New York for high-level UN summit



Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is among the world leaders descending on New York on Monday as the United Nations prepares to kick off a high-level summit.

The summit is aimed at rescuing its largely ignored Sustainable Development Goals for economic growth.

The UN General Assembly in New York, would formally start on Tuesday and will last a week.

It is set to focus on dusting off its 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at avoiding poverty, hunger, poor education and poor health care, among other things.

In 2015, the countries of the world set themselves these central goals for global development with the key aim of ending hunger and extreme poverty by 2030.

However, the pandemic, the Ukraine war and a debt crisis in poor countries are among the setbacks that have left the UN well off its target.

According to the UN, if things continue as they are, 575 million people will still be living in great poverty and more than 600 million in hunger in 2030.

Continue Reading