Ukraine News: Putin friend Prigozhin admits the founding of the Wagner mercenary troupe

215th day of the war
Putin friend Yevgeny Prigozhin admits the founding of the Wagner mercenary troupe

Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin (right) is known for his close ties to Vladimir Putin – and has now admitted to having founded the Wagner mercenary troupe

© Alexey Druzhinin / AFP

Mayor: Russia will force Ukrainian men into its army +++ Shots fired during protests against partial mobilization +++ The news about Russia’s war in Ukraine in star-Live blog.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the partial mobilization ordered by Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin in Russia is hitting ethnic minorities particularly hard. “We see that people, especially in Dagestan, have started fighting for their lives,” said Zelenskyj in his video speech on Monday night. He was referring to violent protests that had broken out hours earlier in the Muslim-dominated Russian republic of Dagestan in the Caucasus. Dealing with Russian conscientious objectors is now to be coordinated at EU level.

Zelenskyy, meanwhile, made it clear that he does not consider Russian President Vladimir Putin’s indirect threats to use nuclear missiles to be a bluff. “Maybe it was a bluff yesterday,” said Zelenskyj, now Putin could be serious. Especially with a view to the occupied territories in Ukraine, which are now to be annexed. The illegal referendums on accession to Russia will be continued this Monday.

Read all about the events of the 215th day of the war in star-Live blog.

Day 215 of the war in Ukraine


source site-3