The Big Picture

Vincent Boland: Vladimir Putin’s demise is likely to be violent and chaotic – but not anytime soon

Yevgeny Prigozhin’s failed rebellion may not have changed much in the short-term but it raises questions about how Russia can conduct its war in Ukraine and its involvement in other conflicts

Vladimir Putin: The Russian president faces an uncertain future after the failed rebellion

In one respect, at least, nothing has changed in Vladimir Putin’s totalitarian world following the failed rebellion by the militia group Wagner and its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin. A Russian missile struck a restaurant in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Tuesday, killing many people, including twin sisters Yulia and Anna Aksenchenko. They were 14 years old.

So Putin’s war, and his war crimes, continue. He is said in the aftermath of the mutiny to be ...