Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, explains the backstory of the conflict between Russia’s military generals and Yevgeny Prigozhin, known as “Putin’s chef,” leader of the Wagner Group mercenary force, as Russian authorities appear to be cracking down on Pirgozhin, and Pirgozhin appears to be threatening an armed assertion of power.
What is Prigozhin VIDEO?
In a stunning tirade of accusations, Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prighozhin in a video released on Telegram on Friday publicly alleged that the Russian defence ministry had deceived the Russian president and public about the reasoning behind launching Russia’s “special operation” in Ukraine.
Internal enmity boils in Russia; Prigozhin threatens to ‘march for justice’
BREAKING: Vladimir Putin accuses Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin of ‘treason’
Watch Sky News live as Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the leader of the Wagner mercenary group and one-time ally of treason and leading an “armed mutiny”.
Yevgeny Prigozhin claims to have taken control of Russia’s military HQ in Rostov-on-Don that oversees the fighting in Ukraine.
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