Wagner fears ‘wounded’ Putin, could launch purges like ‘never seen before’: UK official

  • Vladimir Putin has been “mortally wounded” by the Wagner Group’s failed mutiny which has created a “dangerous inflection point”, according to an official.
  • Moscow made an effort on Monday to portray a return to business as usual after the weekend mutiny by the mercenary group. Yevgeny Prigozhin vs Vladimir Putin

June 26.– Russian President Vladimir Putin likely feels “mortally wounded” by the weekend’s military mutiny — risking purges “like we’ve never seen before” and even the possibility of a full-scale “collapsed Russia,” according to UK officials.

Alicia Kearns, the chairman of the UK’s foreign affairs select committee, told LBC Radio that the attempted coups by the powerful Wagner Group over the weekend created a “really dangerous inflection point”, The NY Post reports.

The risk of a collapsed Russia is not insignificant,” she warned of the country with the world’s largest nuclear arsenal.

We don’t know how far Putin will go to keep power, but let’s consider it to be significant. If he’s successful, we will see purges, I think, like we have never seen before,” the senior politician said.

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