The German intelligence service listened in as Yevgeny Prigozhin negotiated with Belarusian chief Alexander Lukashenko, on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to cease the Wagner Group’s march in direction of Moscow, in keeping with German media reports.
A joint investigation by German public-broadcasting retailers NDR and WDR claims the nation’s intelligence service (BND) knew extra concerning the Wagner discussions than was first reported, together with the middleman function performed by Lukashenko, who negotiated the top to the tried uprising.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated BND had “not known in advance” concerning the rebellion in a TV interview final week. The new reporting places Scholz’s assertion into query.
According to the media reports, BND obtained intelligence a few attainable rebellion in Russia led by the Wagner chief every week earlier than it occurred however they didn’t let the chancellor’s workplace know as a result of they may not confirm the data.