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Finland to signal that Putin will not win the war

Finland to signal that Putin will not win the war Photo: Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo
Author: RBC Ukraine

Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo stated that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has become weakened following the Wagner Private Military Company rebellion, and it is necessary to signal that he will not win the war, reported CNN.

Ahead of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Prime Minister Orpo noted that the Wagner PMC rebellion in Russia surprised him. He emphasized the need to closely monitor the situation in the occupied country, Belarus, the Ukrainian border, and the frontlines.

Orpo pledged continuous support to Ukraine “as much as needed” and called for strengthened Russian sanctions.

“We have to send a clear signal to the Ukrainian people that we stand by them. “At the same time, this is a clear signal also to Mr. Putin, that he will not win this war,” Orpo concluded.

Prigozhin’s rebellion attempt

On June 24, following accusations by Wagner PMC founder Yevgeny Prigozhin against the Russian Ministry of Defense regarding an airstrike on Wagner forces’ rear positions, Prigozhin announced his intention to “deal with lawlessness,” including targeting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov.

Prigozhin’s rebellion attempt did not succeed. However, it alarmed the Kremlin as “Wagnerites” were blocked during their march to Moscow, security forces were deployed, and Putin and his elite fled the capital.

US President Joe Biden noted that the Kremlin leader has become even weaker after the rebellion attempt.