Wagner’s mutinous warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin is not currently in Belarus, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said Thursday morning.
“As for Yevgeny Prigozhin, he is in Saint Petersburg. Where is he this morning? Maybe he went to Moscow, maybe somewhere else, but he is not on the territory of Belarus,” Lukashenko said, according to Belarusian state media.
The mercenary leader was believed to be in Belarus, having been exiled from Russia following a failed mutiny he waged against Moscow’s military establishment in June.
Last week, Lukashenko said Prigozhin had arrived in Belarus.