The head of the Wagner troupe, Yevgeny Prigozhin, wants to challenge Volodomyr Zelenskyy and run for Ukraine’s president in 2024. “I’m doing a political coming out. I have decided to run for the post of President of Ukraine in 2024,” he said in a video message. This was shared by Anton Geraschtschenko, among others. The Advisor to the Minister of Interior of Ukraine published the video on Twitter.
How serious Prigozhin is about his candidacy is unclear. He is known for provoking his opponents. During the bitter battle over Bakhmut, the Wagner boss provoked the Ukrainian president with a statement, among other things. “Dear Volodomyr Zelenskyy, many people are asking you to withdraw troops from Bakhmut. Do not do that. “If you surrender to us, the people will no longer respect you,” he said at the time.
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