Our Correspondent, Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is rattled and felt betrayed. His closest ally, his own chef turned mercenary, Yevgeny Prigozhin has rebelled against him. Putin has decided to unleash the might of the Russian army against his close friend.
In a televised address, Putin vowed to punish the betrayers and defend the country against the mercenaries and attackers. There are contrasting reports emerging out of Russia at the moment with information from local residents in various social media handles suggesting that the Wagner mercenary group are on their way to Moscow, while there are other reports that Russian troops have launched a counter attack and are encircling their positions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the apparent coup attempt by Wagner.— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) June 24, 2023