Putin, Lukashenko hold call after Russia thwarts Wagner mutiny

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko spoke by phone on Sunday morning, Belarus' Belta news agency reported.

The two men spoke at least twice on Saturday. Lukashenko brokered a deal with mutinous Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin who had agreed to de-escalate the situation and move to Belarus.