April 20, 2024

Russia denies role in Wagner chief Prigozhin’s death

Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin is believed to be dead

Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin is believed to be dead

The Kremlin denied any involvement by President Vladimir Putin in the presumed death of Wagner mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin in a plane crash this week.

The crash, which occurred two months after Wagner’s failed coup attempt against Russia’s military establishment, has sparked speculation that Prigozhin was assassinated. However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed these claims as absolute lies.

The crash is still under investigation, but Russia continues to maintain that it was an accident. The circumstances of the crash are still unclear, but it is likely that the investigation will take some time to complete. In the meantime, the speculation about Prigozhin’s death is expected to continue.

There are several reasons why the Kremlin might be denying any involvement in Prigozhin’s death. First, it could be an attempt to avoid international scrutiny. The crash has already drawn attention from Western governments, who are concerned about the Wagner Group’s activities in Ukraine and elsewhere. The Kremlin may not want to give them any more ammunition.

The Kremlin may be trying to protect Putin’s reputation. Putin has been accused of being involved in the deaths of other political opponents, and the Kremlin may be worried that the speculation about Prigozhin’s death will further damage his image.

The Kremlin’s denial is unlikely to put an end to the speculation.  

Story Bheind Prigozhin’s Rise   

Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin was a Russian oligarch, businessman, and mercenary leader. He was the founder and owner of the Wagner Group, a private military company that has been involved in conflicts in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, and the Central African Republic.

Prigozhin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union. He began his career as a cook and eventually became a successful restaurateur. He was awarded the Order of Honor by President Vladimir Putin in 2012 for his contributions to the Russian economy.

In 2014, Prigozhin founded the Wagner Group. The Wagner Group is believed to be funded by the Russian government and has been accused of human rights abuses in the countries where it has operated.

Prigozhin was also involved in Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. He was indicted by the United States Department of Justice in 2018 on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Prigozhin was a controversial figure, but he was also a powerful one. He was said to be a close ally of President Putin, and his companies were awarded billions of dollars in government contracts. He was also a major player in Russian foreign policy.

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