May 19, 2024
Wagner Boss Prigozhin Listed As Passenger On Crashed Jet Which Killed 10 People
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Wagner Boss Prigozhin Listed As Passenger On Crashed Jet Which Killed 10 People

The chief of the Wagner Russian mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is believed to have been killed in a plane crash.

Russian state media, TASS, reports that the aircraft crashed in the Tver region northwest of Moscow, leading to the deaths of all 10 people onboard.

Russia’s Federal Agency for Air Transport says investigations are ongoing into the Embraer plane crash that happened yesterday evening. 

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The agency also confirmed that the first and last name of Yevgeny Prigozhin is listed as a passenger on the manifest.

The 62-year old paramilitary leader, once a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin, led a short-lived mutiny against the Russian government on June 23 after spending months vocally criticising his country’s top brass.

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