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Founder of Wagner private mercenary group Yevgeny Prigozhin poses with mercenaries "Biber" and "Dolik."


Prigozhin marches on Moscow: What we know, and what to watch

Is Russia in the middle of an attempted coup? Top Russian generals say “yes” after Yevgeny Prigozhin – who has openly feuded with Russia’s military leadership even as his Wagner Group mercenaries fought alongside Russian troops in Ukraine — claimed Friday he was leading 25,000 of his men from their current positions in eastern Ukraine towards the heart of Moscow.

Prigozhin claims they are already in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, about 600 miles from Moscow. Several videos claiming to show his men entering the city are circulating on Russian social media accounts, but they have not been corroborated yet.

Meanwhile, the FSB, Russia's main security service, has opened a case against Prigozhin for "mutiny" and called on his own men to arrest him. In Moscow, the Kremlin has reportedly deployed military vehicles in the streets.

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