Fallout From Wagner Revolt Uncertain

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The fallout from the aborted revolt of Yevgeny Prigozhin and the Wagner Group has yet to play out. Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, targets of Prigozhin’s ire, released videos on Monday but it’s unclear when the videos were filmed. Moscow’s mayor has removed troops and armored vehicles which had set up checkpoints on the outskirts of the city.  Prigozhin, last seen being driven away from the military facility in Rostov-on-Don, is now reportedly at a hotel in Minsk, Belarus.  Alex Younger, former head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency, said that Prigozhin “didn’t have a plan, he didn’t have enough people” to succeed, while Putin looked indecisive, first vowing to crush the rebels, then striking a deal.  Western leaders have been muted with public comments, with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg saying that what happened is “an internal Russian matter.”