There are reports coming in about the Yevgeny Prigozhin plane crash video. People are suspecting that the plane was shot down by an air defence missile.
Vladimir Putin’s close friend and ally is Prigozhin. Because of his involvement in the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election in the United States, he has been subject to sanctions from both the European Union and the United States.
Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin?
Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian businessman, politician, and oligarch, was born on 1 June 1961. He founded and was the owner of Concord Catering, a catering business that works with the Kremlin. As the creator and owner of the Wagner Group, a private military contractor active in the crises in Syria, Libya, and the Central African Republic, he is also a major player in these conflicts.
On Wednesday 23rd August, 2023, a private plane from Moscow to St. Petersburg crashed in Russia’s Tver Region. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, all 10 passengers on board died. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the director of the Wagner Private Military Company, was mentioned as one of the travelers, according to a later statement from Rosaviation.
“The Embraer aircraft was departing Sheremetyevo and heading for St. Petersburg. There were seven passengers and three crew members on board. They all passed away, an official from the Emergency Ministry informed TASS.
Yevgeny Prigozhin plane crash video.
There are dozens of videos circulating only showing a plane coming down from the sky while engulf in flames. It is believed the plane belongs to the Wagner boss who himself was aboard the aircraft.
The Grey Zone Telegram channel, believed to be close to Prigozhin’s Wagner Group, cited the statement from the Russian aviation authority that Prigozhin was on board the flight.
Grey Zone also reported that a second private plane reportedly owned by Prigozhin is circling the skies above Moscow. This prompts some bloggers to suggest Prigozhin might therefore still be alive.
Another Telegram channel, Wagner Orchestra, posted a photo of what appeared to be the burning wreckage of a plane, saying the Embraer Legacy 600 had been shot down by Russian air defences.
The well-connected Russian Telegram channel VChK-OGPU reported that Dmitry Utkin, a central Wagner figure and its alleged founder, was also among the plane’s passengers.
What causes Wagner boss plane crash
As at now, it has not yet been confirmed what brought down the plane or what caused the crash. Investigations have been laughed by authorities in order to arrived at what might happen to the plane. Wagner boss plane crash has shocked the entire world as it is not expected or thought of.
He was survived by his wife, Lyubov Valentinovna Prigozhina, and their three children.