Nearly a week after its failed insurrection against Moscow, some parts of Russian paramilitary group Wagner remain in Russian-occupied territories in Ukraine, the U.S. Pentagon says.
“On Wagner Group and its disposition, what I would tell you is, right now, we continue to see some elements of the Wagner Group in Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine,” Pentagon spokesperson Brigadier General Pat Ryder said Thursday.
Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin is now in exile in Belarus, Minsk said earlier this week.
The short-lived Wagner rebellion deeply divided Moscow’s military echelons, with the EU now seeing cracks in Russian unity, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas told CNBC
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at the start of the first day of an EU summit on June 29, 2023 in Brussels, Belgium.
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The international community has continued to rally around Ukraine, with the World Bank extending a new $1.5-billion loan to Kyiv, while EU leaders this week pledged unspecified future security commitments.
In a further show of solidarity, Spain is set to begin its six-month turn at the helm of the EU Council’s rotating presidency with a visit to Kyiv by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Ukraine has been pushing for accession into the European coalition and the NATO military alliance.