In the news, tensions between Wagner mercenary group and Russian forces are escalating.
Russia has accused Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin of armed mutiny, and called for his arrest.
Responding to Kremlin’s allegations, Prigozhin said his troops have crossed the border into Russia, and vowed to destroy “anyone who stood in their way”.
Russia’s FSB security service opened a criminal case against him and has called on the Wagner private military company forces to arrest him.
In an audio recording posted on Telegram, Prigozhin said Wagner fighters have entered the southern Russian city of Rostov.
“We are going onwards, and we will go to the very end,” Prigozhin said. The dramatic escalation of the infighting between the rival camps began with Prigozhin accusing the army of carrying out a missile strike against his forces which resulted in significant casualties among his men.
The Russian Defence Ministry denied these allegations, and accused Prigozhin of inciting mutiny.
On Saturday, the Wagner boss also posted a fresh message on the Telegram claiming that his forces have shot down a Russian helicopter, BBC reported.
Security has been tightened in Moscow and the city of Rostov, which lies about 100km to the east of the Ukrainian border. Governors of Rostov and neighbouring Lipestsk regions have asked residents to stay indoors and remain calm.
According to Russian media, a plan known as “Operation Fortress” has been activated in the city of Rostov, and in Moscow to ensure that critical infrastructure is protected.
As you can also see, citizens are currently live-streaming the Wagner Group’s attack on the Russian Defense Ministry headquarters in Rostov.
See the videos and photos below.