Putin vows to punish mercenaries as Wagner leader calls for rebellion against army – BBC News

Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed to punish mercenaries involved in an apparent armed mutiny.

Wagner group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin has called for a rebellion against the army, and while he has denied attempting a coup, it is understood the group has taken the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don near the Ukraine border.

Prigozhin accused the army of launching a deadly attack on his forces in Ukraine, where Wagner troops are fighting for Russia – which Moscow has denied.

Now, in recent hours, security in Russia has been tightened, with internet restricted and military trucks spotted on Moscow’s streets.

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Written by Cathy Hague




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