Seven injured in Kyiv as attack causes fire, Kharkiv also hit – officials
Fragments from downed Russian missiles caused a fire injuring seven in Kyiv, while other Ukrainian cities, including Kharkiv, were also hit, officials said. Air alerts sounded nationwide as the attacks unfolded.
Anti-Kremlin figure Khodorkovsky urges Russians to back Wagner chief
Anti-Kremlin figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky called on Russians to support the chief of the mercenary group Wagner, who has vowed to bring down Moscow’s military leadership. Khodorkovsky emphasized the importance of standing behind the leader in the face of Kremlin opposition.
Moscow introduces additional checks on roads, Mayor says
Amid the escalating tensions, Moscow has implemented additional security checks on roads. The city’s mayor announced anti-terrorist measures being taken to reinforce security in the capital.
Wagner chief says his 25,000-strong force ‘ready to die’
The chief of the mercenary group Wagner declared that his 25,000-strong force is prepared to sacrifice their lives as they strive to topple Russia’s military leadership. Yevgeny Prigozhin, in an audio message, stated, “We are dying for the Russian people.”
New Russian missile strikes hit Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities reported fresh missile strikes from Russia, causing damage and casualties. The situation remains tense as both sides engage in ongoing hostilities.
Military convoy on motorway connecting Moscow and southern Russia
Residents of the southern Russian Voronezh region have been advised to avoid the M-4 north-south motorway, which connects Moscow to southern regions. This comes after the leader of the Wagner private militia hinted at plans to overthrow Russia’s military leadership.
Prigozhin, the mercenary chief urging an uprising against Russia’s generals, has long ties to Putin
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of the Wagner private military contractor, has called for an armed rebellion against Russia’s defense minister, marking a direct challenge to the Kremlin. Prigozhin, previously associated with President Vladimir Putin, has escalated his role from a low-profile businessman to a rebellious figure within Russia’s military landscape.
Moscow on edge amid claims of Russian mercenary chief’s ‘rebellion’
Following Yevgeny Prigozhin’s call for an armed rebellion, Moscow is on high alert. The Kremlin has reacted swiftly, with increased security measures in the capital and Rostov-on-Don, the headquarters for the southern region’s military operations. The situation has the potential to impede Moscow’s war efforts as Ukrainian forces initiate a counteroffensive.
Russian authorities in Lipetsk region announce reinforced security
In response to the claim that the Wagner forces have crossed the border from Ukraine into Russia, authorities in the Lipetsk region have heightened security measures. The governor of the region called for calm amidst growing tensions.
Wagner chief claims his forces downed Russian military helicopter
Yevgeny Prigozhin stated in an audio message that his forces shot down a Russian military helicopter targeting a civilian column. His earlier claim asserted that his units, after months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, had entered Russia.
Air defense operating in Kyiv, explosions in Kharkiv: officials
Kyiv’s air defense systems were activated, and explosions were reported in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. The details of these incidents have not been provided at this time.
Putin ‘constantly’ updated by security services on Wagner: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin is receiving regular updates from security services regarding the developments surrounding the Wagner force. The situation remains a matter of concern for the Kremlin.
Wagner fighters will ‘destroy everything’ in their way: Prigozhin
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of the Wagner private military contractor, asserted that his forces will destroy anything obstructing their path. He made this statement in the midst of escalating tensions between his mercenaries and Russia’s military leadership.
Who is the head of the mercenary group calling for an armed rebellion in Russia?
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the private military contractor Wagner, is calling for an armed rebellion to remove Russia’s defense minister from power. Russian security services have responded by initiating a criminal investigation against Prigozhin.
Wagner owner Prigozhin says his forces in Ukraine have driven into the Russian city of Rostov facing no resistance
According to Yevgeny Prigozhin, his Wagner forces have successfully entered Russia from Ukraine and have reached the city of Rostov. He claims that his units faced no resistance from young conscripts at checkpoints, but they are prepared to confront any opposition they encounter.
White House says monitoring Russia situation and will consult with allies
The White House is closely monitoring the situation involving Russia and the Wagner force. The United States plans to consult with allies and partners to assess the developments and determine an appropriate course of action.
Wagner leader calls for rebellion against Russian defense chief, Kremlin orders his arrest
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of the Wagner private military contractor, has escalated his challenge to the Kremlin by inciting an armed rebellion against Russia’s defense minister. In response, the security services have launched a criminal investigation and issued orders for Prigozhin’s arrest.
Russian mercenary boss says his men crossed into Russia: We’re ready to go ‘all the way’
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner mercenary force, announced that his men have crossed the border from Ukraine into Russia. He declared their readiness to go “all the way” in their opposition to the Russian military.
Russian state news agency reports tightened security measures in Moscow
According to a Russian state news agency, security measures in Moscow have been intensified following the call for rebellion by the head of the Wagner mercenary group. The Kremlin views this situation with utmost seriousness.
Moscow accuses Wagner head of mutiny as Ukraine prepares main thrust in counteroffensive
Russia has accused Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, of instigating an armed mutiny. This accusation comes as Ukraine prepares for a major offensive against Russian forces. The FSB security service has initiated a criminal case against Prigozhin and called on Wagner fighters to disregard his orders and arrest him.