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Joe Biden warns Wagner boss ‘be careful what you eat’ as whereabouts unknown

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    The President of the United States has issued a bizarre and chilling warning to the partially exiled leader of the Russian Wagner mercenary group.

    Yevgeny Prigozhin was believed to have been holing up in Belarus after his Wagner mercenaries appeared to stage a failed coup in Russia last month.

    But Putin appears to have axed plans to exile Prigozhin and his 8,000 Wagner mercenaries to Belarus.

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    And while his whereabouts are currently unconfirmed, reports are emerging that he could have gone back to Moscow or St Petersburg and is leading Wagner once again.

    However, none of that has been confirmed and it is thought that a volatile Putin could order a hit on his former chef friend.

    And this, Joe Biden joked, could give him cause for concern.

    Speaking at a press conference in Helsinki earlier today at the end of his trip to Europe, he said: “God only knows what he's likely to do.

    “We're not even sure where he is, and what relationships he has, but if I were him, I'd be careful what I ate and keep my eye on my menu.

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    “I don't know, I don't think anyone knows for sure what the future of Prigozhin is for sure in Russia.”

    Despite that, earlier this week expert and journalist Mikhail Rostovsky, writing for Kremlin-backed news outlet Moskovskij Komsomolets claimed that Prigozhin is now more important than ever to Putin.

    He said: “If Wagner PMC is indispensable for the Russian state, then Evgeny Prigozhin is indispensable for Wagner PMC.

    “The heads of official Russian power and law enforcement agencies are easily changed with the help of a single presidential decree.

    “In the case of the structure created by Yevgeny Prigozhin, everything is quite different.

    “Wagner is Prigozhin, and Prigozhin is Wagner, and out of conjunction with each other, they simply cannot exist – or, if they can, then with a sharply reduced efficiency.

    “Likewise, Wagner cannot exist without Russia and without the Russian state budget.”

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    • Russia Ukraine war
    • Ukraine
    • Vladimir Putin
    • Joe Biden

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