24 Jun 2023

Russia: ‘Armed rebellion’ launched by Wagner

International Editor

An armed mutiny, a betrayal, a knife in the back – and a visibly angry Vladimir Putin speaking after the tanks and armoured vehicles of the Wagner Group of soldiers – supposedly fighting on his behalf – seize the city of Rostov-on-Don and take control of military sites in an audacious act of rebellion.

The man behind it all – former prisoner and billionaire catering boss turned mercenary, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

He is denying it is a coup,  instead, that it is a march for justice -prompted by his fury at how Moscow is running the war in Ukraine.

But march or mutiny – what is the end game?

Produced by Rob Hodge.