October 3, 2023

(NewsNation) — After the Wagner Group’s tried revolt towards Russia led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder echoed President Joe Biden’s declaration that the U.S. was not concerned and stated the U.S. will focued on persevering with to assist Ukraine.

Ryder joined “NewsNation Prime” to debate the fallout from the incident, saying the Division of Protection (DOD) is retaining a detailed eye on stability within the area.

“From a DOD standpoint, there’s a number of issues that we’re going to concentrate on,” Ryder stated. “One is the strategic stability within the area, and there’s no indication that Russia intends to make use of any kind of strategic forces to incorporate nuclear weapons. And we’ve seen no indication of that. Because of this, we’ve got not modified our personal standard or strategic power posture.”

The U.S. has confronted accusations that the West had one thing to do with the revolt.

“I’ll be very clear, we had nothing to do with it. And we gained’t have something to do with it. As I discussed, it’s an inner matter for the Russian authorities to handle,” Ryder stated, including, “Our focus goes to be on working with Ukraine, with our allies and our companions to make sure that they’ve what they want as they conduct their operations and defend their nation.”

Ryder additionally spoke to new stories that say the Chinese language spy balloon that floated over the U.S. earlier this yr was loaded with American know-how that allowed it to gather images, movies and different data.

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“Indications are that, that it was not in a position to gather intelligence whereas it was going over the US,” Ryder advised NewsNation, including, “We’ll proceed to have a look at this. And, you recognize, if there’s something new to offer, we definitely will.”