US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin should be worried about his safety, pointing to the history of mysterious deaths of Kremlin challengers.
“If I were Mr. Prigozhin, I would remain very concerned. NATO has an open-door policy; Russia has an open-windows policy. And he needs to be very focused on that,” Blinken said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.
Blinken added that it is difficult to know how weakened Russian President Vladimir Putin has been by Prigozhin’s short-lived rebellion last month, but he reiterated that there are “cracks” in Putin’s power.
Regarding the Ukrainian counteroffensive, Blinken said that it is still relatively early days and he believes "they have what they need to be very successful."