Live Blog: Armed mutiny in Russia; Wagner mercenary group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin vows to topple military leadership in Moscow
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.
Blinken discusses events in Russia with Polish FM25 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 says25 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-escalation25 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.
Dmitry #Peskov: An agreement has been reached that #Wagner PMC will leave for their field camps, and #Prigozhin himself will leave for #Belarus. The authorities will not persecute those Wagnerites who took part in the rebellion, given their front-line merits.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) June 24, 2023
Emergency declared in Moscow as Wagner mercenary group comes closer24 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 Rostov24 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 Moscow24 Jun 2023, 10:48 pm
Just over 300 km to Moscow— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) June 24, 2023
The Wagnerians are moving forward. The governor of the Lipetsk region, Igor Artamonov, confirmed that the equipment of the #Wagner PMC is moving on the territory of the region. pic.twitter.com/p20P2RaJjv
Moscow gears up to avert siege attempt by Wagner, additional military vehicles on the way24 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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