Putin Thanks Wagner Fighters For Avoiding Bloodshed In Russia

Putin said he would honour his promise to allow Wagner fighters to relocate to Belarus if they wanted, or to sign a contract with the Defence Ministry or simply return to their families

He made no mention of mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, who led the mutiny.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine and its Western allies of wanting Russians to kill each other during an insurgency by Wagner Group mercenaries.