Vladimir Putin breaks his silence in 'pre-recorded' interview about 'stepping up efforts' in Ukraine

June 26, 2023

Vladimir Putin has broken his silence about 'stepping up efforts' in Ukraine in pre-recorded interview that aired after he suffered his worst daily air force losses of the war. Coup leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, once a Putin loyalist, has agreed to be based across the border in Belarus - for now. The Wagner group claimed to have shot down multiple Russian helicopters during its assault. Russian forces appeared to confirm three of their attack helicopters had been shot down by Wagner. All the losses were caused by Russia's Wagner forces shooting down Russia's regular forces - yet under the terms of the patched-up peace deal no-one will be prosecuted.