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Live Blog: Armed mutiny in Russia; Wagner mercenary group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin vows to topple military leadership in Moscow
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Live Blog: Armed mutiny in Russia; Wagner mercenary group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin vows to topple military leadership in Moscow

| @indiablooms | 24 Jun 2023, 10:34 pm

In a serious serious challenge to Russia's President Vladimir Putin's rule, country's private paramilitary force Wagner mercenary launched an all out mutiny led by Yevgeny Prigozhin. The world watched the developments in Russia as Prigozhin vowed to punish Russian military leaders whom he accused of killing 2,000 of his fighters. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian Armed Forces to neutralize the rebellions and arrest Prigozhin.

LIVE Updates

Blinken discusses events in Russia with Polish FM

25 Jun 2023, 10:15 am

After the Wagner Group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin rebelled against the Russian army and moved towards Moscow, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken  discussed the situation with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau over the phone, US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said.

PMC Wagner members leaving Russia’s Rostov, headed for field camps, governor says

25 Jun 2023, 09:45 am

Members of the Wagner Group private military company (PMC) have left Russia’s Rostov and are headed for field camps, Rostov regional Governor Vasily Golubev says.

Prigozhin accepts Belarusian Prez's proposal on de-escalation

25 Jun 2023, 09:34 am

The head of the Wagner Group private military company (PMC), Yevgeny Prigozhin has accepted the proposal of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to stop the movement of Wagner troops in Russia and take further steps to de-escalate the situation, the Belarusian presidential office said on Saturday.

 

Emergency declared in Moscow as Wagner mercenary group comes closer

24 Jun 2023, 10:57 pm

As Wagner mercenary group comes closer, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin declared a state of emergency in Russia’s capital. Counter-terrorist operation measures have been declared. He also urged residents, with the exception of government officials, to stay at home.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov sends his forces to help put down the mutiny by Wagner, the troops on the way to Rostov

24 Jun 2023, 10:51 pm

Chechen forces were stuck on the roads amid traffic jam as they attempted to reach Rostov.

 

The Wagner forces are in the region, confirmed the governor of Lipetsk, Igor Artamonov; they are moving closer to Moscow

24 Jun 2023, 10:48 pm

 

Moscow gears up to avert siege attempt by Wagner, additional military vehicles on the way

24 Jun 2023, 10:45 pm

As Wagner fighters move closer to Moscow, the Russian military and law enforcement have stopped free movement to and from the capital city, said Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate. Additional military vehicles are being rushed to the capital, it added.

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