Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

Putin has made Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin eat his words

Yevgeny Prigozhin and Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty images)

He huffed, and he puffed, and he damn near blew his own house down. The way Yevgeny Prigozhin, the man behind the Wagner mercenary force, was forced to walk back his threat to pull out of the fighting for Bakhmut is a reminder of the divided nature of Russia’s war effort in Ukraine.

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