Good evening. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner Group and leader of the coup attempt against Russia, resurfaced today, saying his troops’ “march” revealed “serious” security problems in the country. Meanwhile, Suella Braverman braces for a possible breakthrough in her migration flights.
Last war between Ukraine and Russia: Putin ignores coup in final speech
Vladimir Putin avoided any mention of the Wagner group’s failed coup attempt over the weekend in a speech to young engineers released by the Kremlin today. The video is the president’s first official message since the Wagner mercenary group’s mutiny and follows reports that the group’s leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is still under investigation for leading the mutiny. Read our live blog for the latest developments. New details about the coup attempt have been reported, with Russian military bloggers claiming mercenaries shot down seven Russian planes and killed 13 airmen.
Meanwhile, Germany is leading the opposition to European Union plans to use money from frozen Russian assets to help pay for Ukraine’s reconstruction. Find out why by reading the full story of Matt Oliver.