Wagner Group Leader Yevgeny Prigozhin Feared Dead in Plane Crash


In a tragic turn of events, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the chief of the Wagner Group and a prominent figure with deep ties to the Kremlin, is feared dead following a plane crash in Russia.

This incident comes just two months after his unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The plane, which Prigozhin was reportedly on, was witnessed plummeting from the sky in the Bologovsky district of the Tver region.

The wreckage of the aircraft was later discovered in a field.

Uncertainty Surrounding Prigozhin’s Presence

Initially, there was uncertainty regarding Prigozhin’s presence on the ill-fated flight.


Known as “Putin’s chef,” Prigozhin had been linked to the Kremlin for years.

Reports later confirmed that his name was on the passenger list.

The Russian aviation agency, Rosaviatsiya, stated that Prigozhin was among the passengers, but conflicting reports emerged regarding his fate.

Despite initial claims of his death, the exact identities of those who lost their lives in the crash remain unknown.

Details of the Crash

Authorities have revealed that the crash of a business jet in Russia resulted in the deaths of 10 people, including Yevgeny Prigozhin.


Witnesses in the area reported hearing a loud noise before witnessing the jet plummet from the sky.

Prigozhin, aged 62, had previously led a coup against Putin’s regime, an attempt that failed.

Following the failed coup, concerns were raised about his safety, and he was cautioned against venturing into high-risk environments.

Conflicting Reports and Allegations

There have been conflicting reports surrounding the cause of the crash.

A channel affiliated with the Wagner Group claimed that the plane had been shot down by air defenses, although this assertion has not been verified.


Notably, Prigozhin was associated with the aircraft, but he typically used a different aircraft for travel.

Earlier in the week, a video surfaced showing Prigozhin in Africa, where he expressed intentions to enhance Russia’s standing by deploying Wagner troops on the African continent.

Statements and Reactions

Ksenia Sobchak, a former Russian presidential candidate and known associate of Putin, reported on the crash.

She indicated that an Embraer plane belonging to Yevgeny Prigozhin had crashed in the Tver region, near Khotilovo.

The details about Prigozhin’s presence on the aircraft remained uncertain.


It’s worth mentioning that Prigozhin had been involved in a coup attempt aimed at removing prominent figures from Putin’s administration, including the defense minister and army chief.

As investigations into the crash continue, the circumstances surrounding Yevgeny Prigozhin’s tragic fate raise numerous questions. The impact of this incident on Russia’s political landscape and the Wagner Group’s future remains to be seen.

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