Vladimir Putin Faces Military Coup within Russia from Prigozhin's Mercenary Wagner Group

Vladimir Putin Faces Military Coup within Russia from Prigozhin’s Mercenary Wagner Group

Ben Rhodes and Tommy Vietor talk about the extraordinary failed coup attempt against Vladimir Putin by Yevgeny Prigozhin and the Wagner mercenary group in Russia. They cover the infighting that got Russia to this point, what it means for Putin’s image and power, the amnesty deal that ended the insurrection and why Belarus was involved, and what it’s like at the White House when a crisis like this happens.

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