Wagner chief Prigozhin, who led revolt against Vladimir Putin, dies in horrific Russia plane crash

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Unconfirmed media experiences stated the jet belonged to Prigozhin, founding father of the Wagner non-public navy firm.

A personal jet crashed over Russia on Wednesday, killing all 10 folks on board, emergency officers stated. Mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger listing, nevertheless it wasn’t instantly clear if he was on board.

Unconfirmed media experiences stated the jet belonged to Prigozhin, founding father of the Wagner non-public navy firm.

Russia’s state information company Tass cited emergency officers as saying that the plane carried three pilots and 7 passengers. It was not clear if Prigozhin was amongst these on board, although Russia’s civilian aviation regulator, Rosaviatsia, stated he was on the passenger listing.

The plane was en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg and went down in the Tver area, greater than 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital. Authorities are investigating.

Flight monitoring knowledge reviewed by The Associated Press exhibits a non-public jet registered to Wagner that Prigozhin had used beforehand took off from Moscow on Wednesday night and its transponder sign disappeared minutes later.

The sign was misplaced in a rural area the place there are not any close by airfields the place the jet might have landed safely.

Prigozhin, whose non-public navy drive Wagner fought alongside Russia’s common military in Ukraine, mounted a short-lived armed mutiny against Russia’s navy management in late June. The Kremlin stated he can be exiled to Belarus, and his fighters would both retire, comply with him there, or be part of the Russian navy.

Shortly after that, Wagner fighters arrange camp in Belarus, however Prigozhin’s plane, based on media experiences, was flying forwards and backwards between Belarus and Russia.

This week, Prigozhin posted his first recruitment video for the reason that mutiny, saying that Wagner is conducting reconnaissance and search actions, and “making Russia even higher on all continents, and Africa much more free.

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Nilesh Desai
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