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Prigozhin accuses Russia of attacking his troops. Żalek reveals irregularities in the National Center for Research and Development. In turn, the Civic Coalition and Law and Justice, according to the latest poll, enjoy the same support. Here are five things you should know today.

1. Prigozhin accused Russia of attacking his troops

Evgeny Prigozhin in a series of recordings published on the Telegram service stated that the troops of the regular army Russia attacked the mercenary camp causing numerous casualties. He announced that he intended to “restore justice” in the army and called for no opposition.

A few hours later, the owner of the Russian mercenary Wagner Group published a new message in which he stated that his fighters were entering Rostov-on-Don, the independent Russian portal Mediazona reported. He stressed that his men would only fight a professional army. “But if someone gets in our way, we will destroy everything. We go on, we go to the end,” announced Prigozhin.

2. The FSB opens a criminal case against Prigozhin

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Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has opened a criminal case against Prigozhin for “calls for armed rebellion,” Reuters reported, citing government media in Russia.

Yevgeny Prigozhin

Meduza, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces and former commander of the Joint Group of Russian Forces, Army General Sergei Surovikin, issued an appeal to the Wanger Group militants, urging them to “stop” and not take part in the rebellion announced by Prigozhin.

3. Poll: KO and PiS on par

Civic Coalition and Law and Justice won 32 percent of the respondents’ support, according to the latest poll support for political parties conducted by Kantar Public.

They took the next place, also ex aequo Confederation and the Third Way. However, they won only 7 percent of the votes each.

4. A crushing NIK report on a government agency

The Medical Research Agency received over PLN 888 million from the National Health Fund in 2019-2022, but “the benefit of its activities for patients was small” and it did not bring “measurable benefits to either the health care system or the state budget” – she pointed out Supreme Chamber of Control after the ABM inspection.

NIK also informed that the National Health Fund plans to increase the financing of the Agency in the coming years.

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5. Żalek reveals irregularities in the NCRD

MP Jacek Żalek, a Republican Party politician who supervised the National Center for Research and Development, broke the silence and gave an interview in which he told about the backstage of the NCRD’s operation.

Jacek Żalek sheds new light on the scandal at the National Center for Research and Development in an interview for TVN24TVN24

If the words of MP Jacek Żalek are true, then we are dealing with a situation where under the patronage Adam Bielan a mafia system was created, led by a business and political group – said MP Dariusz Joński from the Civic Coalition.

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