(Kremlin) -- President Putin says a march on Moscow by a group of mercenary soldiers was "criminal activity."
He addressed Russia Monday, just days after the head of the Wagner Group turned around his troops after reportedly agreeing to a deal.
The Russian leader said the organizers of the rebellion will be brought to justice.
The Wagner Group boss said in a statement that the march wasn't an effort to overthrow Putin, but rather a protest.
He added that he turned his troop around to avoid Russian bloodshed.