September 24, 2023

(NewsNation) — Tensions between the chief of a Russian mercenary group and high brass within the army boiled over this weekend, when the Wagner Group left Ukraine and marched towards Moscow.

Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin marched his troops a whole bunch of kilometers with relative ease, seizing management of a army headquarters within the metropolis of Rostov-on-Don. From there, a convoy continued north towards Moscow earlier than turning again.

What did the short-lived rebel reveal concerning the state of affairs in Russia?

Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, mentioned it reveals President Vladimir Putin is operating low on political capital along with his international allies. Putin obtained vocal assist from leaders of nations together with Turkey, however no recognized provides of army property.

“You noticed that he had no one, no one on the worldwide stage, apart from Belarus, which has no selection,” Bremmer mentioned Monday on “CUOMO.”

Beneath a deal introduced Saturday by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Prigozhin will go to neighboring Belarus, which has supported Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Prices in opposition to him of mounting an armed rebel can be dropped.

Bremmer rejected the concept that Prigozhin wasn’t ready to go all the way in which and that Putin knew as a lot, citing the truth that Wagner troops shot down a couple of plane.

“If he determined to press and struggle in opposition to Putin in Moscow, that would have been the tip of Russia’s defensive strains in Ukraine,” Bremmer mentioned. “That two-front conflict was one thing that was actually an issue for Putin, so when you play that out long run, this might have been the start of the tip. Possibly it nonetheless will.”

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