Yeah I don't see this being a win for anybody in the west really. It's just chaos and more bloodshed. It's pretty crazy seeing this unfold in real time. Supposedly the Wagner caravan is 2 or 3 hours out from MoscowYesterday I wouldn't have believed it. Prigozhin and Putin have been portrayed as friends, and while they had their differences this in just nuts. But nuts is normal in Russian culture so...
Putin has raised the stakes calling for Prigozhin's arrest publicly which he can't back down from now, and that forces Prigozhin's hand. That too is typical of Russian culture but very dangerous if Prigozhin can get and consolidate support of non-Wagner troops in sufficient numbers. There is liking and support oif both of them in the Russian civilian population so whoever looks to be strongest will win against whoever first shows any weakness. We don't want either of these two to win but of the 2 evils Putin is a lot easier for the rest of the world to deal with. Mercenaries only know combat and war, not politics and peace.
Wondering if this was a elaborate phys op by the Russian intelligence agency to weed out the non loyalists. Some of it seems very fishy.Served with a Polonium sandwich on white bread
Odd that all the usual commercial news sources are quiet for now. Impossible that nothing is happening over there. Putin lost face bigtime yesterday but he's widely loved at home so it will take a lot more than this to topple him. Probably time to study who will succeed Prigozhin and Putin because they can't last forever either.