Moscow — In a surprising turn of events, the leader of the Wagner Group, a mercenary organization, has announced a cessation of their military advance towards Moscow. According to Russian state media, the group's leader engaged in discussions with the president of Belarus, resulting in an agreement to "de-escalate" the escalating tensions. The announcement came after the Wagner group's leader posted a voice note on Telegram, stating that his troops would halt their movement. Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the rebel group's actions, equating them to an "armed mutiny."
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