Moscow security measures still in place after Wagner mutiny

MOSCOW: An “anti-terrorist operation regime” was nonetheless in power in Moscow on Sunday, a day after mutinous Wagner mercenaries threatened to storm the Russian capital, in a dramatic safety disaster for President Vladimir Putin.
The Kremlin introduced Saturday that Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin who led the insurrection shall be despatched to Belarus after mediation by Minsk chief Alexander Lukashenko.
Prigozhin’s whereabouts have been unknown on Sunday, however Moscow mentioned the “armed insurrection” expenses in opposition to him shall be dropped and his fighters will even not be prosecuted.
Prigozhin, who was updating the general public on Wagner’s mutiny by way of audio messages on Telegram on Saturday, had not but mentioned when he’ll go away his nation for Kremlin-allied Belarus.
The anti-terrorist regime was launched in Moscow on Saturday, as Prigozhin’s forces appeared to advance on the capital, with authorities asking residents to restrict journey.
Moscow authorities additionally mentioned {that a} time without work work launched to curb motion across the metropolis on Monday would stay in place for safety causes.
Within the southern metropolis of Rostov-on-Don, which Wagner fighters left late on Saturday after taking the primary military HQ there, visitors resumed as regular, Russian state media reported.
It confirmed staff clearing the streets outdoors the army headquarters and outdoors the native circus gates, the place a tank had obtained caught the day earlier than.
Authorities within the Kaluga area, south of Moscow, mentioned Saturday they have been beginning to raise highway restrictions launched to cease the Wagner insurrection.
Within the southern metropolis of Voronezh, the place the military mentioned it was main “fight” a day earlier, emergency companies they put out an enormous hearth at an oil depot that burned through the mutiny.
Authorities had not defined the reason for the fireplace, with pictures on social media exhibiting a big black cloud of smoke. Some Russian media reported there was a helicopter close by earlier than an explosion within the space.

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