Cover image: A policeman patrols deserted Red Square, June 25, 2023. NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP
At 10 a.m. this Monday morning, Benoît Vitkine, correspondent for Monde in Moscow, will answer your questions on the chat.
Evgueni Prigojine is expected in the Republic of Belarus, without anyone knowing when this exile-like departure is planned, or where the tempestuous boss of the Wagner Group is. Videos showed him on Saturday evening, in an SUV, leaving the Russian army headquarters in Rostov-on-Don, which serves as the logistics base for the“special military operation” in Ukraine.Moscow under a “anti-terrorist operation regime”. In the Russian capital as in its region, the “anti-terrorist operation regime”which gives increased powers to law enforcement, remained in effect on Sunday.The rebellion reveals “real cracks” among the Russians, according to Emmanuel Macron and Antony Blinken. French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with Provencethat the rebellion of the leader of the paramilitary group “shows the divisions that exist within the Russian camp, the fragility of both its armies and its auxiliary forces”. The aborted coup by the head of the Wagner Group reveals “real cracks” reaching President Vladimir Putin, judged the head of American diplomacy, Antony Blinken.US President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky spoke by phone of this unprecedented crisis, announced kyiv and Washington.“As a friendly neighbor and strategic partner, China supports Russia in its efforts to protect the country’s stability »the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Sunday, calling the mutiny a“domestic affair”.On the Ukrainian front, the war continues. In its midday report, the Russian Ministry of Defense announces that it repelled assaults by Ukrainian forces in the Donetsk and Zaporizhia regions, as well as in Bakhmout. The rebellion of the Wagner Group “does not change our military objectives”commented the adviser to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Yuriy Sak, on Sky News.
Find our direct from yesterday by clicking on this link.
Analyse. Wagner Group rebellion: Vladimir Putin avoids bloodshed at the cost of weakening his authority
Tribune. Cedric Mas : “The threat of a civil war in Russia should remind us that we must know how to ward off threats and exploit opportunities”
Analyse. In Rostov-on-Don and Voronezh, the Wagner Group mutiny leaves behind a trail of frustration and death
Video. Twenty-four hours of the Wagner Group coup in Russia
Analyse. Ukraine welcomes instability in Russia and bets on weakening Vladimir Putin
Tribune. Anna Colin Lebedev: “No matter how much control will be restored over Wagner’s mercenaries, this case will not remain without consequences”
Tribune. Julien Vercueil: “Five lessons from the twenty-four hours of the Wagner rebellion”
Factual. War in Ukraine: Swedes and Norwegians boycott the confectioneries of the Mondelez group
Chronic. Book fair at war in kyiv
Editorial. Exposing Putin’s Russia
Reportage. In Moscow, rumors swell but life goes on
Interview. Dimitri Minic, Russian army specialist: “The credibility of the Kremlin is shaken”
Portrait. Yevgeny Prigojine, leader of the Wagner Group and dynamiter of the Russian state