Wagner mercenaries must swear allegiance to Russia - Putin

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President Vladimir Putin has called on all employees of Wagner and other Russian private military contractors to take an oath of allegiance to the Russian state. ... Analysts suggest Mr Putin's decree is part of attempts to reassert his authority following Wagner's mutiny in June. "Putin wants to have tighter control on Wagner to make sure he won't be facing another crisis in the future," Natia Seskuria of Royal United Services Institute, a London think tank, told the BBC.