STORY: It comes as a Wagner mercenary military column of vehicles drove past the Russian city of Voronezh on Saturday afternoon (June 24), a Reuters witness said. One of the vehicles was a flatbed truck carrying a tank.
The governor of Russia’s Voronezh region said the army was taking “necessary military measures” in the region as part of a counter-terrorist operation declared after an armed mutiny by the Wagner mercenary group.
Earlier on Saturday, a Russian security source told Reuters that Wagner fighters had taken control of military facilities in the city of Voronezh, about 500 km (310 miles) south of Moscow. Reuters could not independently confirm that assertion.