While the imminent crisis resulting from a short-lived rebellion led by Wagner Group leader Yevgeniy Prigozhin has abated, the insurrection has forced a closer examination of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hold on power. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the revolt showed “cracks in the facade” of Putin’s leadership.
Outstanding questions also remain about the whereabouts of Putin and Prigozhin — neither of whom has been seen in public since the episode came to a close — and about what the future holds for Prigozhin’s Wagner Group mercenaries.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
Robert Fico, a two-time former prime minister, has promised to end military aid for Ukraine and veto “pointless” E.U. sanctions on Russia. He is rising to the top of the polls, The Post’s Loveday Morris reports from Dubnica, Slovakia. The country is both a member of NATO and the European Union.