Pavel Prigozhin’s cunning first move REVEALED as he inherits father’s fortune and takes control of Wagner
Pavel Prigozhin is just 25 years old and wears a fluffy white coat in one of his few public photos. But he’s now the baby-faced warlord in charge of the Wagner Group – one of the world’s most-feared private militias.
Pavel Prigozhin inherited billions in assets, along with control of the Wagner Group from his father Yevgeny Prigozhin, who was reportedly killed in a suspicious mid-air explosion on a private jet flying between St Petersburg and Moscow.
Many expect the explosion was a Kremlin-sanctioned attack. Prigozhin – once a close Putin ally – led a mutiny against Russian military top-brass in June 2023, while the group was fighting for Russia in Ukraine.
But intelligence sources have now revealed Pavel Prigozhin’s first move as a warlord will be mending ties with the Kremlin, but not via the Defense Ministry.
Pavel Prigozhin cunning plan is to get Wanger back into Ukraine via the Russian National Guard.
Asia Markets understands Andrei Troshev, a former Wagner Commander who knew Pavel well, has facilitated negotiations between Pavel and Russia’s Director of National Guard, Viktor Zolotov.
Troshev, a former Wagner commander, is now working for the Kremlin. His role is overseeing volunteer fighter units.
On Telgram, it has been said Prigozhin Jr. is in advanced negotiations with Zolotov about a new Wagner Group contract to be adjudicated under the control of the Russian Guard, as opposed to the Defense Ministry.
However the new deal is being met with anger from the Defense Ministry, which the Wagner Group took aim at for being incompetent, prior to its mutiny.
“At the moment, the leadership of the Ministry of Defense is making attempts to convince Putin that it is impossible to revise the initial agreements,” the Telegram with over 300,000 views says.
War expert and journalist, James Porrazzo said his sources have told him the Wagner Group fighters will not sign any direct contracts with the Ministry of Defense and will retain everything it currently has in its name, symbols, and most importantly its unique ideology and operating principles.
“Pavel is negotiating the return of the Wagner to the combat zone in Ukraine, occupying one of the most difficult areas, working with the Rosgvardiya,” said Porrazzo.
It understood if the agreement to bring control of Wagner under the Russian Guard is finalised, the private military group’s troops could be back in Ukraine before the end of October.
The take-over of Wagner by Pavel was part of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s legal Will, which has been leaked on telegram in recent days.
The Will appears to show all of Yevgeny’s assets have been left to Pavel – with nothing going to his ex-wife or two daughters.