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Ottawa says it’s monitoring tensions in Russia amid armed rebellion

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s incident response group is meeting today to discuss the latest developments in Russia. 

Authorities in that country are trying to tamp down an armed rebellion led by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin. 

Trudeau issued a tweet this morning saying Canada is in contact with allies and will continue to monitor the situation closely. 

A tweet earlier in the day from Foreign affairs minister Mélanie Joly says the G7 foreign ministers had a call today to discuss the overnight developments in Russia, but offered no further details. 

Britain’s Ministry of Defence says Prigozhin’s Wagner group appears to control military headquarters in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, where Russia’s operations in Ukraine are run. 

The Associated Press is reporting tightened security in a number of Russian regions amid the tensions, with some mass events cancelled.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 24, 2023. 

The Canadian Press

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