June 25, 2023

Wagner mutiny reveals ‘cracks’ in Russia, says US Secretary of State

Source: The National

Journalist: Willy Lowry

The Wagner PMC has been Russia's most successful fighting force in Ukraine so far, and the fallout of the mutiny is likely to impact Moscow's war efforts significantly. Fighters who took part in Saturday's uprising have been granted amnesty, while those who did not participate are expected to be allowed to join the Russian army.

“It showed that things are really just in disarray in the Russian military leadership,” Nicholas Lokker, a research assistant at the Centre for a New American Security, who focuses on transatlantic security and Russian foreign policy, said, adding that, in his opinion, it is “not a good time for the future of the Russian war effort”.

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Authors

  • Nicholas Lokker

    Research Associate, Transatlantic Security Program

    Nick Lokker is a Research Associate for the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. His work explores the development of the political and security order in Europe, focusing i...