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Putin resumes agenda as fallout from Wagner mutiny continues

Moscow, Jun 28 (EFE).- Russian president Vladimir Putin resumed his normal schedule Wednesday after spending the past four days dealing with the fallout of the mutiny last weekend led by the exiled head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

After spending the morning in the Kremlin, the president flew to Dagestan, in the North Caucasus, to discuss tourism and meet with the head of the republic, Sergey Melikov, in a sign that Putin wants to turn the page on this episode, at least in public.

Despite the criminal case against Prigozhin having been officially closed, Putin suggested that the 62-year-old St. Petersburg businessman who led the Wagner Group might not be completely free from judicial persecution in Belarus, where he has gone into exile after reaching a deal with Moscow to abandon the mutiny and leave Russia.

Putin hinted that his business dealings will be investigated and whether there was “theft” in the multimillion-dollar state and military catering contracts awarded to one of his companies, Concord.

Prigozhin has six companies registered in his name, while other companies are linked to him and businesses such as restaurants and hotels to his family. EFE


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