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‘Traitors must be shot’: Vladimir Putin’s truce with Wagner teeters on edge

By Polina Ivanova and Max Seddon

26 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

Armed Wagner fighters roam Voronezh in southern Russia eating shawarmas. Yevgeny Prigozhin is back to ranting against the defence ministry — while treason charges against the warlord have been revived.

Two days after the Kremlin struck a deal to end Wagner’s armed uprising, the truce is teetering on the edge, with growing questions in Russia over whether the bargain will hold.

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