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Russian “rebellion” attempt ends with a post on Telegram.

The apparent coup attempt that Wagner private military group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said was a “march of justice” on Moscow is over (via Interfax, NYT).

Late Saturday in Russia, Prigozhin announced his forces were “turning around our columns and returning to field camps according to plan” after coming within 200km (125 miles) of Moscow without any bloodshed. That Telegram post currently has over 192,000 clown emoji reactions.

Russian state news agency TASS reports charges against Prigozhin will be dropped and that he will leave for Belarus.

Screenshot of an audio post in a telegram channel, shows over 150,000 reactions using a clown emoji, 50,000 thumbs down reactions, and 21,000 thumbs up.
Telegram message posted by Concord Group, a company partially owned by Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Image: Telegram / Concord Group