After calling for an armed rebellion to remove Russia’s defense minister, Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin announced on Saturday morning that he and his troops had reached the city of Rostov-on-Don.

Prigozhin posted a video on social media, confirming his arrival in the city, which is home to the Russian military headquarters overseeing the war in Ukraine, according to The Associated Press.

In the video, he claimed that his forces had taken control of military facilities in Rostov-on-Don, including the airfield. Social media posts also showed military vehicles and tanks on the streets.

It is unclear how Prigozhin entered the city with heightened security or how many troops accompanied him.

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Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed in a video posted to social media on Saturday that his forces had reached the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. (AP)

Despite Wagner playing a crucial role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Prigozhin has been feuding with the defense ministry, accusing Russian military officials of depriving his troops of weapons and ammunition.

In a series of angry video and audio recordings on Friday, Prigozhin accused Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu of ordering a rocket strike on the private military contractor’s field camps where the group is fighting on behalf of Russia in Ukraine.

“This is not a military coup, but a march of justice,” Prigozhin declared. “The evil embodied by the country’s military leadership must be stopped.”

Prigozhin then referred to Shoigu as “scum” and said he “will be stopped.”

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Yevgeny Prigozhin has accused Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu of ordering a rocket strike on the private military contractor’s field camps in Ukraine where the group is fighting on behalf of Russia. (AP)

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According to the state news agency Taas, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee, part of the Federal Security Services, will be launching a criminal investigation into Prigozhin for calling for an armed rebellion. The report states that Russian President Vladimir Putin is being kept informed of the situation.

Moscow appears to be taking the threat seriously, as the National Guard and riot police have been deployed to provide security for key facilities in Moscow, including transport infrastructure and government agencies, according to Taas.

Fox News Digital’s Adam Sabes and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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