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Putin says Wagner rebels never had support of army, people: news agencies

Putin says Russia dodged civil war, prepares to disarm Wagner
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President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a group of Wagner mercenaries, who last week attempted an armed insurrection to oust Russia’s military leadership, failed to win the support of the Russian people or its army.

“People who were drawn into the rebellion saw that the army and the people were not with them,” the Russian leader said in a televised address to law enforcement agencies outside the Kremlin.

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Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

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