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Who's who in the Prigozhin-Kremlin conflict?

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2023
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The main figure in the now escalating conflict, head of the independent paramilitary Wagner Group Yevgeny Prigozhin was previously considered to be one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest confidants. The Wagner Group has been instrumental in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, particularly in and around Bakhmut, not to mention in other conflicts in Syria and across the African continent in recent years.

But the close ties between Prigozhin and the Kremlin leadership has suffered in recent months: The Wagner chief has long been in favor of installing a new Russian military leadership, which he has repeatedly...

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