Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko mentioned Thursday that the chief of Russia’s mercenary Wagner Group, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, is not in Belarus however again in Russia. Prigozhin agreed to maneuver to neighboring Belarus after staging a failed rebellion in opposition to Russian protection officers. “As for Prigozhin, he’s in St. Petersburg. He’s not on the territory of Belarus,” Lukashenko told the nation’s state-owned BelTA information company. He said on June 27 that Prigozhin was in Belarus as a part of a deal between Moscow and the Wagner Group that Lukashenko claimed to have brokered. The Washington Submit couldn’t independently confirm his claims.