It is all part of damage limitation for Putin and his image...
Operation 'Restore Putin's Reputation'
Eastern Europe Correspondent
Operation ‘Restore Putin’s Reputation’ is now in full swing after a mutiny that has badly damaged the president’s authority, his strongman image.
First, video footage of the Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was posted this morning - supposedly at a forward command post for the war on Ukraine. We don’t know when it was filmed, but we can read the message it’s meant to send: that Vladimir Putin is protecting Shoigu for now, not sacking him as Yevgeny Prigozhin demanded when he launched his mutiny over the weekend.
Then state news agencies dropped the news that the criminal case against Prigozhin was still open. That suggests the man Putin had publicly declared a traitor might not get off scot-free, as the Kremlin had said on Saturday in a move that had shocked many, as a sign of weakness.
And now, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has come out, calling on his team to unite behind their president. He claimed Russia was at war "for the right to choose our own path". There was no mention that this crisis was caused by an internal mutiny led by a one-time close ally of Putin.
Not that you listen to me at all but you really should pack in watching Solovyov's and the other daily Russian propaganda shows as they are totally Kremlin controlled and aimed at brainwashing the Russian public, the vast majority of whom simply have no access to news from elsewhere and so believe (and become zombified) by what they are spoon-fed each and every day.
It bears little to no resemblance to actual reality and is simply all false narrative to keep their public pacified and under control.