The Wagner Group, an international Russian paramilitary organization led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, mutinied on June 23–24.
Wagner fighters reportedly occupied two military bases, including in the southern Russian city of Rostov, where Moscow has its main military headquarters for the south. The Rostov headquarters also serves as a key node for Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.
Columns of Wagner troops headed to Moscow on June 24 to deliver “justice” to Russia’s military leadership.
Around 9 p.m. on the night of June 24, Prigozhin announced that he had reached a deal through the president of Belarus, a near-vassal state of Russia. Prigozhin told his troops, then on the march, to turn around. A Russian official said charges would be dropped against Prigozhin, who would be sent to Belarus….