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Will the Wagner insurrection affect the Ukraine war?

By Ben Hall and Christopher Miller

25 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The failed coup by Russian warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin highlights President Putin's vulnerability and presents potential advantages for Ukraine in its ongoing conflict, The FT writes.

The aborted insurrection of warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin saves Russia from a possible civil war, regime change and the collapse of its war effort — the 1917 revolution scenario conjured up by President Vladimir Putin on Saturday morning.

But the drama in Russia still brings benefits and potential advantages for Ukraine as it seeks to push Russian forces out of the south and east of the country.

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