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# wagner

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Ukraine president says Vladimir Putin killed Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin
Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, died with nine other people when a plane flying from Moscow to Saint Petersburg crashed on 23 August.
'Absolute lie': Kremlin repeatedly denies Prigozhin killed on its orders
A preliminary US intelligence assessment concluded that the plane was downed by an intentional explosion.
‘A murderer who won’t be missed’: Was the death of the Wagner leader inevitable?
US president Joe Biden had warned Yevgeny Prigozhin to be ‘careful’ of poisoning after his Wagner group staged a mutiny in Russia.
Mercenary leader believed dead went from hotdog seller to enemy of Kremlin
The head of the mercenary group that tried to attack Moscow in June is believed to have died in a plane crash.
Putin says Wagner group ‘doesn’t exist’, as Ukraine airforce downs 16 Iranian-made drones
The Russian president said Wagner had rejected an offer to keep its troops in Ukraine.
Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is still in Russia, says Belarus president
‘As far as Prigozhin is concerned, he is in Saint Petersburg… He is not in Belarus,’ Alexander Lukashenko told reporters.
Wagner chief goes into exile in Belarus as Russian army begins to disarm group
The Belarusian president said that he had urged Putin not to kill rogue mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Putin accuses West of wanting Russians 'to kill each other' during mutiny
He also claimed that his fighters had the support of “happy civilians” when passing through Russian towns.
US congressional leaders briefed on Wagner forces days before rebellion started
Intelligence briefings took place before attacks which Yevgheny Prigozhin claims sparked march on Moscow.
Wagner chief halts march 200km from Moscow to avoid ‘shedding Russian blood’
The group’s leader said he accepted a deal brokered by the president of Belarus.
Explainer: What is the Wagner mercenary group and why is it rebelling against Russia?
For months, Wagner’s founder has been locked in a power struggle with the military top brass, blaming them for his troops’ deaths in eastern Ukraine.
Russia opens criminal probe as Wagner chief says 'evil' Russia leadership 'must be stopped'
Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has ramped up his verbal attacks against Moscow in recent weeks.
Wagner mercenary group says it is leaving its positions in Bakhmut to regular Russian army
‘We are withdrawing units from Bakhmut today. We are handing over positions to the military, ammunition and everything,’ Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin said.
Ukraine claims significant gains around embattled city of Bakhmut
Russia denied Ukraine had made any breakthroughs, saying that reports of territorial losses around the city did ‘not correspond to reality.
Ukraine denies Russian claims that its troops are surrounded at Bakhmut
The head of Russian mercenary group Wagner said it was ‘too early’ to say Bakhmut was surrounded.
Fierce fighting rages in long-running battle for control of Bakhmut as Russia claims progress
Analysts are divided over the strategic significance of Bakhmut as a military prize but the city has gained important political stature.
EU defence chiefs to discuss arming Ukraine as Bakhmut fighting rages
Pressure has been mounting on Ukrainian troops trying to hold the town against Russian soldiers.
Head of Russian mercenary group says Ukraine's Bakhmut is 'practically surrounded'
Russia is determined to seize Bakhmut as part of its wider aim of capturing the entire Donetsk region.
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French defence minister warns Mali against Russian 'mercenary' firm
France has deployed troops to Mali and the general Sahel area to fight Jihadist groups.
German opera confronts Wagner's antisemitism head-on
Angela Merkel attended the opening night of the Mastersingers of Nuremberg.