Hanna Maliar, the deputy head of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense (UMoD), revealed that Russia is now returning troops to the eastern region of Ukraine that had been initially reassigned to the Moscow region in response to the rebellion led by Yevhen Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner PMC on Friday and Saturday, June 23-24.

This was declared by Maliar during a telethon on Monday, June 26.

She explained, "Based on our observations, as the political crisis in the Russian Federation escalated, they gathered troops from the east and attempted to move them to the Moscow region."

The UMoD has highlighted that now that Prigozhin's rebellion has dissipated, Moscow has decided to return its troops to their original positions in the east.

 During the weekend, Prigozhin issued orders for his forces to seize control of a vital military headquarters in southern Russia. His intentions were to launch a march towards Moscow, with the aim of challenging the existing military power dynamic. 


However, just as the march was approaching the Russian capital, Prigozhin abruptly commanded his mercenaries to change course and abandon their mission.

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