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Russian President Orders Arrest of Wagner Chief Prigozhin

By Samuel Ogunsona

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has ordered the arrest of Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin for stabbing the nation at the back.

Putin labelled Yevgeny Prigozhin’s mercenary revolt as ‘armed mutiny’ and promised to bring him down.

Meanwhile the President of Belarus, Alexandra Lukashenkho has spoken with the Wagner boss who said he would no longer March his 25,000 strong army to Moscow.

Putin had labelled his former caterer rebellion of a treasonous action “a stab in the back” said the state would defend itself and repel.

However, Wagner mercenary group has helped Russia seize the city of Bakhmut. The group also accused Russia military of striking its camp and threatened the Defense Minister Shoigu, declaring that “This scum will be stopped”.

According to Russian state owned news agency TASS,”Special services and law enforcement agencies, namely the Defense Ministry, Federal Security Service, Interior Ministry and the Russian Guard, constantly report to the president in a round-the-clock mode on the measures taken in the context of the implementation of his earlier instructions,” Peskov said in a statement in the early hours of Saturday.

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