Recognized as a hero of Russia and a devoted patriot of his homeland, Russian Mercenary Chief Yevgenccy Prigozhin was listed, among 9 others, died in plane crash north of Moscow.
End of an Era: Russian Mercenary Chief Prigozhin’s Died in North of Moscow Plane Crash
In an article published by US NEWS, Russian Mercenary Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner mercenary group, who led a failed mutinous march to Moscow in June, died in a recent plane crash in Russia along with nine others, a Telegram channel affiliated with his Wagner mercenary group reported on Wednesday.
While Russian Mercenary Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin’s presence on the flight was confirmed by the agency. His potential demise marks a surprising end for the former ally of President Vladimir Putin, known for his group’s involvement in conflicts including Ukraine, Syria, Mali, and the Central African Republic.
Interfax agency cited emergency services confirming the discovery of the remains of all 10 individuals who were on the Embraer Legacy jet. Furthermore, an official passenger list shared on Telegram included Dmitry Utkin, another senior figure within the Wagner group. This suggests a significant blow to the organization’s leadership structure.
Kremlin’s Handling of the Russian Mercenary Chief Yevgenccy Prigozhin’s Enigmatic Role Amid Wagner’s Mutiny and Public Visibility
Russian Mercenary Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, once known as Putin’s “chef,” transformed into a visible figure, donning military attire and appearing in videos, diverging from his previous role.
Amid Wagner’s mutiny and his outspoken critique of Russia’s military leadership during the Ukraine conflict, Russian Mercenary Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin’s fate remained uncertain. Despite Putin’s labeling of the mutiny as treason, consequences for Prigozhin, Russian Mercenary Chief, appeared unlikely.
Russian Mercenary Chief Prigozhin found support from fervent backers of Ukraine’s war, challenging Putin’s approach. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s warning echoed NATO’s “open door” policy, contrasting Russia’s perceived “open windows” approach.
In a 41-second video, Russian Mercenary Chief Prigozhin pledged Africa’s freedom and Russia’s global prominence. However, doubts persisted about the authenticity of the video and its context.