Washington – Amir Nabil

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the situation between Russia and the Wagner mercenary group isn’t done playing out, a day after the two sides said they had reached a truce amid a revolt from the private army. 

“This is an unfolding story, and I think we’re in the midst of a moving picture,” Blinken told the US TV show “Face the Nation.” on CBS “We haven’t seen the last act. We’re watching it very closely.” 

Late last week, Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin called for an armed rebellion aimed at ousting Russia’s military leaders, whom he accused of botching the war in Ukraine. Prigozhin, who was previously considered a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, also criticized Putin. 

As Prigozhin ordered Wagner fighters to march toward Moscow, the private army, which has fought alongside the Russian military in Ukraine, appeared to seize control of the Russian military headquarters in Rostov-on-Don, which oversees fighting in Ukraine. 

Putin said on Russian state television on Saturday that the uprising was “treason” and those who led the rebellion would “suffer inevitable punishment.”

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