Less than 12 hours after telling the nation that the organizers of an armed rebellion would face justice, Vladimir Putin appears to have had yet another change of heart.

The flip-flopping president looks set to allow Yevgeny Prigozhin to get away with mounting an insurrection on Russian soil—which reportedly killed up to 39 service members—after the FSB announced that it was dropping all charges against Wagner.

Prigozhin was not named specifically but it was reported that the entire case is now closed.

In his second address to the nation in three days, Putin had pledged Monday night that the leaders of the plot would be punished. “The organizers of this rebellion… [will] be brought to justice,” he said.


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