September 24, 2023

(NewsNation) — In his first remarks relating to the battle between the Kremlin and mercenary military the Wagner Group, President Joe Biden made it clear the state of affairs was an inside one for Russia, with no involvement from the West.

“We gave Putin no excuse responsible this on the West or blame this on NATO, we made clear that we weren’t concerned,” Biden mentioned.

The revolt started on Friday as some members of the Wagner Group, led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, left Ukraine and started to march towards Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin has relied closely on the mercenary group through the struggle in Ukraine, which has dragged on for greater than a 12 months regardless of early predictions of a fast, decisive victory for Russia.

The Russian army mobilized to defend the capitol and Putin reportedly fled Moscow. Nevertheless, a truce was introduced on Saturday, with the Wagner Group standing down and Prigozhin retreating to Belarus.

The battle has uncovered inside weaknesses in Russia and was the primary actual problem to Putin’s management in a long time and has raised questions on his capacity to carry onto energy. It’s not clear how Putin will reply to the revolt, however some concern it would lead him to take extra aggressive actions in a present of energy.

Biden mentioned he’s conserving abreast of all developments in Russia and dealing with worldwide allies to forestall a united entrance.

“The final word end result of all this stays to be seen,” Biden mentioned. “However it doesn’t matter what comes subsequent, I’ll hold ensuring that our allies and our companions are intently aligned.”

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