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Ending mercenary mutiny averted 'civil war,' Putin says

Posted on AllSides June 27th, 2023
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Sergey Guneev / Sputnik via AP

Russian military leaders averted an all out "civil war" by persuading mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin to call off his armed march on Moscow over the weekend, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Speaking to members of the armed forces in Moscow’s Cathedral Square, a symbolic spot where tsars held their coronations, the Russian leader praised the country's armed forces for preventing further violence and civilian deaths.

“The military and law enforcement officers of the Russian Federation actually stopped the civil war,” he said.

Prigozhin, who had been in an escalating feud with the country's military...

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