Wagner chief says revolt had support in towns it went through

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Yevgeny Prigozhin, the chief of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who led an armed revolt over the weekend, said his fighters had the support of “happy” civilians in towns they went through as they advanced on Moscow.

“In Russian towns, civilians met us with Russian flags and the symbols of Wagner,” Prigozhin said, in his first audio message since staging and then halting the mutiny. “They were all happy when we passed through.”

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