Rebel Russian mercenaries return, end advance on Moscow

Updated June 25 2023 - 7:41pm, first published 7:38pm
Members of the Wagner Group military company sit atop a tank on a street in Rostov. (AP PHOTO)
Members of the Wagner Group military company sit atop a tank on a street in Rostov. (AP PHOTO)

Heavily armed Russian mercenaries have pulled out of the southern Russian city of Rostov after halting their advance on Moscow under a deal that defused an unprecedented challenge to the authority of President Vladimir Putin.

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