I’m still not sure if this was a coup attempt? Perhaps it would be better likened to a very public temper tantrum?
Ayden wrote it out, so I don’t have to- thanks! An aside, I’ve found Ayden, thus far, to be a very credible source on twitter-
He speculates that perhaps Moscow allowed for the march to take place, while preparing the necessary blocking should the protestors get too close. Which could be why we see both psyop (hubby) and legitimate problem (me)?
“This was all face value real, there are massive problems in the Russian government/MOD and Prigozhin being the insane man that he is rallied and tried to change the situation by force. If this is the case he succeeded in just surviving for the time being. An even bigger win for Prigo would be if come Monday some monumental changes come to Ru leadership“This was all face value real, there are massive problems in the Russian government/MOD and Prigozhin being the insane man that he is rallied and tried to change the situation by force. If this is the case he succeeded in just surviving for the time being. An even bigger win for Prigo would be if come Monday some monumental changes come to Ru leadership“
No monumental changes thus far
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made his first public appearance since Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s coup attempt over the weekend
Shoigu appeared in a video posted by the Russian defense ministry on social media, in which he flew onboard a helicopter to a Russian military outpost in the occupied region of Ukraine to attend a meeting with other military officials.
While Prigozhin halted his march towards Moscow and pulled his troops back to Belarus, some had speculated that the peace deal may have included the ouster of Shoigu and Gerasimov
Those rumours were mentioned here but so far, nothing.
Prighozhin has gone to Belarus- allegedly with some fighters in tow- By all accounts the contract signing, previously mentioned, will continue to completion and the fighters will be absorbed into Russian Military
The collective West want to make hay out of the incident- That’s to be expected. However the western media has almost always presented a false narrative regarding the situation in Ukraine. So, this is likely just more of the same..
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Whatever happens after Vladimir Putin’s humiliation at the hand of his former protégé Yevgeny Prigozhin, the rest of the world sees the Russian president as wounded.
The short-lived mutiny, which ended with Wagner fighters turning back and their leader apparently leaving for Belarus, raises the possibility that the Putin era may end faster than most expected
I’d have to ask why one would suggest after the successful putting down of a mutiny, with the political leadership still intact, one would consider that an indicator of the end of the “Putin era”? Rather than what it appears to be – a consolidation of power?
Based on my limited access to information, of course.
Yet global powers should also prepare for the best. A major political crisis could bring to the Kremlin a leadership team that accepts the futility of continuing Putin’s conflict in Ukraine. An offer of talks about a Russian withdrawal could prompt the United States and Europe to dangle the possibility of a gradual easing of sanctions.
An offer of talks? Pretty meaningless stuff.
China might be unsettled by a change of leader in Russia less than two years after Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping declared a “no limits” partnership. Yet any new regime in Moscow would still be eager to sell oil to China and India.
The confusion born from Prigozhin’s failed mutiny will continue for weeks, if not months. For the rest of the world, however, Russia’s future has already changed.
Russia’s future has already changed? Perhaps? But, perhaps, not how the Reuters article is suggesting it has changed?
Putin “breaks silence” by mentioning nothing about the week end
Vladimir Putin suggested it was business as usual in Russia during his first public appearance since a direct challenge to the commander-in-chief’s authority was mounted by Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Speaking on Monday, Putin made no mention of the crisis that had unfolded two days before, as he addressed participants at the International Youth Industrial Forum.