Former President Trump issued a cryptic warning Saturday on his Truth Social account after chaos erupted in Russia, with the private Wagner Group marching toward Moscow and raising the prospect of overthrowing Vladimir Putin — only to have the mercenaries abruptly change course.
“A big mess in Russia, but be careful what you wish for. Next in may be far worse!” Trump said.
After seizing the strategic city of Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia Friday, Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin stopped outside Moscow and agreed to withdraw in order to “avoid bloodshed” as part of a deal negotiated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
“We [are] turning our columns around and going back in the other direction toward our field camps, in accordance with the plan,” Prigozhin said in a recording obtained by CNN.
Vladimir Putin is believed to have fled the capital and is currently in an undisclosed location.