Two Pskov Garrison Military Pilots Among Those Killed on June 24

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Two Military Pilots from the Pskov Garrison Among the Deceased on June 24

Among the military pilots who lost their lives during the events on June 24, two servicemen from the Pskov territorial garrison were identified, as announced by the Governor of Pskov, Mikhail Vedernikov, in a video address posted on his Telegram channel.

President Putin Commends Deceased Military Pilots for Their Honor and Duty

President Vladimir Putin stated on Tuesday that the military pilots who lost their lives on June 24 had carried out their orders and fulfilled their military duty with honor.

Pskov Garrison Servicemen Among the Deceased Military Pilots Mentioned by President Putin

According to the regional governor, among the deceased military pilots mentioned by Russian President Vladimir Putin were the members of the crew of the Ka-52 combat helicopter: Lieutenant Colonel Alexey Vorozhtsov and Lieutenant Denis Oleynikov, both serving in the Pskov territorial garrison. Governor Vedernikov emphasized that the pilots remained faithful to their military oath and did everything to defend the country against insurgents.

Governor Expresses Condolences to the Families of the Deceased Military Pilots

The governor expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased, stating, "We will always remember those who embody the glory and honor of our military."

Situation Update: Capture of the Southern Military District Headquarters and Negotiations with Prigozhin

On June 23, the Wagner PMC forces captured the headquarters of the Southern Military District in Rostov-on-Don. This happened against the backdrop of statements by Yevgeny Prigozhin that the army allegedly carried out missile and bomb strikes on rear camps of the private military company. His claims were refuted by the Ministry of Defense and the Federal Security Service. The FSB's Investigative Department opened a criminal case against Prigozhin for organizing an armed insurrection.

President Putin Denounces Insurgents' Actions as Criminal Adventure and Betrayal

Vladimir Putin described the insurgents' actions as a criminal adventure, a blow to the entire country's back, and a betrayal resulting from excessive ambitions and personal interests.

Negotiations with Prigozhin and Steps Towards De-escalation

It was later revealed that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, in agreement with Putin, held negotiations with Prigozhin during Saturday, reaching an agreement to halt the advancement of Wagner columns through Russian territory and take further steps towards de-escalation.

Criminal Case Closed as Prigozhin Allowed to Leave for Belarus

According to Peskov, Prigozhin will be able to leave for Belarus. Previously, Putin confirmed that Wagner PMC fighters would have the option to sign contracts with the Ministry of Defense, return home, or go to Belarus. Today it was announced that the FSB's criminal case has been closed.

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