To avoid the dismantling of Wagner- A clear reference to the contracts that were required to be signed.
Covered in this previous report from June 24/23
Prigozhin’s statement appeared to confirm analysts’ view that the revolt was a desperate move to save Wagner from being dismantled after an order that all private military companies sign contracts with the Defence Ministry by July 1.
As of this moment I’m not seeing the hand of the west behind Prigozhin’s attempt to stay relevant. As far as I can tell this whole episode took them by surprise, though they tried to spin it in a favourable direction- When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade- The West did exactly that. Which just made them look, in my opinion, very lame.