According to Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Prigozhgin’s passing would make Wagner an even greater threat because Vladimir Putin would presumably take over leadership.
“The Wagner group comes under Putin’s leadership. Let everyone answer the question for themselves – will the threat be bigger or smaller?
“For me, that’s a rhetorical question,” Morawiecki tells a news conference.
In response to the potential movement of mercenaries from the Wagner gang into Belarus, Poland tightened its border with Belarus in July.
The action was a component of the agreement reached to put an end to the group’s mutiny at the end of June.