Update Of The Coup In Russia
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According to conversation on Twitter, 7 Russian passenger jets have taken off from the Moscow airport, with unknown final destination. Latest words from Russia or Twitter: Prigozhin has agreed to go to Belarus after all of his demands were met.
An armed mutiny, a betrayal, a knife in the back – and a visibly angry Vladimir Putin speaking after the tanks and armoured vehicles of the Wagner Group of soldiers – supposedly fighting on his behalf – seize the city of Rostov-on-Don and take control of military sites in an audacious act of rebellion. The man behind it all – former prisoner and billionaire catering boss turned mercenary, Yevgeny Prigozhin. He is denying it is a coup, instead, that it is a march for justice -prompted by his fury at how Moscow is running the war in Ukraine. But march or mutiny – what is the end game? In the video published on June 24, 2023, by Channel 4 News, as “Russia: ‘Armed rebellion’ launched by Wagner“, below:
Wagner Group Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin announced the de-escalation of his Moscow advancement after a day full of tension and drama. The Wagner warlord said, “We are returning to our camps as no more blood should be spilled.” This came after Belarus claimed to have clinched a truce with Prigozhin. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenka convinced the Wagner boss to end the mutiny against Putin. Watch this video to know more, in the video published on June 24, 2023, by Hindustan Times, as “Wagner Chief Prigozhin’s Big Assurance To Putin Atter Russia ‘Coup Bid’; ‘Our Troops Will…’“, below:
Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and his fighters will not be prosecuted for their attempted revolt, the Kremlin has said. The Wagner boss will move to Belarus under a deal brokered by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to end today’s armed mutiny against Russia’s military leadership, in the video published on June 24, 2023, by Sky News, as “Russia: Prigozhin and Wagner fighters will not be prosecuted, says Kremlin“, below:
Wagner mercenaries have halted their advance on Moscow, after claiming to get within 200km of the Russian capital. Leader Yevgeny Prigozhin has put out a voice note on his Telegram channel saying he has agreed to stop “to avoid bloodshed”, and it comes after talks between Prigozhin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, who is understood to have been involved in “de-escalating” the situation. But, after President Putin’s televised statement, in which he described the day’s events as “a knife in the back of our people”, it is unclear what the future holds for Prigozhin and Wagner, who have been a key part of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in the video published on June 24, 2023, by BBC News, as “Wagner forces halt advance on Moscow after calls for rebellion – BBC News“, below:
The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin following Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s revolt against the Kremlin. NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell reports on Erdogan’s relationship with Putin and how Putin is dealing with the uprising within his own borders., in the video published on June 24, 2023, by MSNBC, as “Turkish president spoke with Putin, stressing to act with ‘common sense’“, below:
“As long as Prigozhin holds Rostov-on-Don, this is still very perilous for Putin.” A bloody encounter might be less likely, but Putin’s Prigozhin problem hasn’t gone away, says Robert Fox, in the video published on June 24, 2023, by Times Radio, as “Putin remains ‘in peril’ despite Prigozhin’s turnn around from Moscow |Robert Fox“, below:
The Russian president has addressed the nation after the mercenary Wagner Group staged a mutiny in the southern part of the country, seizing control of the military headquarters in Rostov-on-Don and claiming they would march on Moscow, in the video published on June 24, 2023, by ABC News (Australia), as “Putin vows to crush ‘armed mutiny’ after Wagner mercenary rebellion |ABC News“, below:
Evelyn Farkas joins Jonathan Capehart to discuss the rebellion that the Russian President is calling a “stab in the back”, in the video published on June 24, 2023, by MSNBC, as ““Prigozhin is making progress…” Evelyn Farkas on the armed rebellion underway in Russia”, below:
CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh explains the situation. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday vowed harsh punishment for the organizers of an armed rebellion spearheaded by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, who led his troops out of Ukraine and advanced toward Moscow. Putin denounced the uprising as “a stab in the back” in an address to the nation. It was the biggest threat to his leadership in over two decades in power, in the video published on June 24, 2023, by 11Alive, as “Russia coup analysis“, below:
So, what is a Wagner Group?
Ali Velshi explains the history of the Wagner Group, the mercenary group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin and accused of ‘armed mutiny’ in Russia. He is joined by Colin Clarke, Senior Research Fellow at The Soufan Center, and Director of Policy and Research at The Soufan Group, to discuss the Wagner Group’s threat to Putin and its implications for Ukraine, in the video published on MSNBC, as “What is the Wagner Group? A look at the mercenary group accused of ‘armed mutiny’ in Russia“, below:
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