An emergency newscast was released on Channel One. It was hosted by Ekaterina Andreeva.
She stated that all the videos about the strikes of the troops of the Russian Defense Ministry on the formations of Wagner PMCs were staged. Also, Andreeva referred to the Rybar Telegram channel associated with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation as a source.
Then she read out a selection of statements from the Russian Ministry of Defense, and also spoke about the initiation of a criminal case against Prigozhin for "armed rebellion." In addition, Andreeva reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine, taking advantage of the situation, carry out attacks in the Bakhmut area, which are repulsed by Russian troops. The presenter noted the "seriousness of the situation" and the "threat of escalation."
She repeated twice the words of Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, according to which the Russian president was "informed" about the situation. In general, Andreeva's message was based on open sources.