Mutiny in Russia: Putin addresses Wagner group threats
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has addressed the nation after Wagner mercenary forces claimed control of military sites in Rostov-on-Don.
He described the move as ‘treason’ and said decisive action will be taken.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered a televised address following a series of moves by the Wagner Group to undermine Russia’s military leadership.
The mercenary group has taken control of military stations in Rostov-on-Don, the southern command center for operations in Ukraine.
Wagner’s chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has threatened to move towards Moscow.
Authorities say anti-terrorist operations are underway in the capital.
Putin said those creating chaos will fail.
We have four correspondents following this developing story.
Yulia Shapovalova is in Moscow for the latest updates.
Jonah Hull will give us reaction from Kyiv and we’ll also speak to him about the Russian air strikes there.
Ali Hashem is in Russian-controlled Donetsk.
Sonia Gallego is following developments from London.
Charles Stratford joins on the road to Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.
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