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Wagner’s head is linked to a fatal plane crash in Russia

The leader of the private military company Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been linked to a fatal plane crash that has raised suspicions of possible foul play. The crash came shortly after a plane owned by Prigozhin was reportedly shot down by anti-aircraft defenses, Wagner-affiliated Telegram channel Gray Zone reported.

All passengers and crew members on board the plane lost their lives in the crash. Prigozhin, known for his controversial role as Wagner’s leader, gained notoriety for his involvement in various conflicts around the world, including Ukraine, Syria and West Africa.

The Gray Zone later updated its report, suggesting that Prigozhin had died as a result of the “actions of Russia’s traitors”. This development comes as Prigozhin was recently implicated in a failed mutiny against the Russian armed forces in June, further deepening the intrigue surrounding the crash.

The crashed plane, identified as an Embraer legacy belonging to Prigozhin, was en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg with seven passengers and three crew members on board. The plane crashed near the village of Kuzhenkino in the Tver region, halfway between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Eyewitnesses mentioned hearing two bangs and seeing two trails of steam before the plane’s tragic descent. While it is under investigation, the circumstances of the crash have led to speculation about its cause, especially given Prigozhin’s controversial history and the recent riot.

The Wagner group, which Prigozhin founded in 2014, has grown to include around 25,000 fighters and has been involved in numerous conflicts. Prigozhin’s confrontation with Russian military commanders over the Ukraine conflict led to the failed mutiny in June. Although a resolution was reached that allowed Wagner’s troops to move to Belarus or join the Russian army, tensions remained high.

As news of Prigozhin’s possible death spreads, the circumstances surrounding the crash are raising questions and suspicions, and many are waiting to see how this mysterious incident unfolds.

This article is sourced from and written by AI.

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