We Had No Hand in It
President Joe Biden addressed the recent mutiny by the Wagner mercenary group against the Russian government, describing it as an internal power struggle in which the United States played no part.
“We made it clear that we were not involved. We had nothing to do with it,”
Biden stated during a White House event on Monday. “We’re going to keep assessing the fallout of this weekend’s events and the implications for Russia and Ukraine. But it’s still too early to reach a definitive conclusion about where this is going.”
The revolt, led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, saw Wagner fighters seize control of Rostov and advance towards Moscow in an armed convoy. This brazen act represented an unprecedented public challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, after a tumultuous 24-hour period, Prigozhin announced on Saturday that he would stand down following an agreement with government officials.