A plane carrying Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has crashed in Moscow's Tver region, killing all ten people on board.

 

"A private Embraer Legacy aircraft travelling from Moscow to Saint Petersburg crashed near the village of Kuzhenkino in the Tver Region,” Russian authorities said in a post on Telegram.

 

“There were 10 people on board, including 3 crew members. According to preliminary information, all those on board died.”

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Russian state TV channel Russia 24 later confirmed Prigozhin was onboard the flight.

 

Unconfirmed reports suggest the plane may have been shot down by a Russian air defense missile.

 

 

Russian Telegram channels also reported that Prigozhin’s deputy, Dmitry Utkin, was also aboard.

 

Unverified footage posted on social media showed a plane falling from the sky, while another video purports to show the flaming wreckage.

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A senior aide to the Ukrainian presidency said the crash was a signal from the Kremlin.

"The demonstrative elimination of Prigozhin and the Wagner command two months after the coup attempt is a signal from Putin to Russia's elites ahead of the 2024 elections. 'Beware! Disloyalty equals death," Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak wrote on social media.

In June Prigozhin led a short-lived rebellion against Russia's conventional army with thousands of mercenaries taking up weapons and marching from southern Russia towards Moscow with the aim of toppling the country's military leaders.

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The mutiny ended with a deal, mediated by Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, under which Prigozhin was expected to move to neighbouring Belarus with some of his men.

He since then refused to cede command of Wagner, but mostly stayed out of the public eye.

On Monday, video circulated showing him apparently in Africa, which he vowed to make "freer."

a senior White House official said on Wednesday evneing that the death of Prigozhin in a plane crash would not be a surprise given his falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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"We have seen the reports" of the crash, National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said in a statement.

"If confirmed, no one should be surprised,' she said. "The disastrous war in Ukraine led to a private army marching on Moscow, and now – it would seem – to this."

The White House said President Joe Biden had been briefed on the incident, in which a private aircraft plunged to the ground northwest of Moscow.

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CRS, DrPH
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I don't believe that the coup was real (Priggy helped Poot to find traitors in the Kremlin), or that that Priggy died in this plane crash. Now he can disappear. He's probably hanging out with Putin in the Kremlin.

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David L
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Good riddance, The Russians saved us a missile.

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Paolo
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Prigozhin obviously lived and died by the sword if true, but i find it strange a president can order the murder of 3 innocent pilots, and things just carry on as normal.

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E A Morgan-Coakle
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Funny that - a suspicious plane crash - Same thing happened to Fritz Todd (engineering magnate and genius) when he publicly challenged Herr A. Hitler

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Glory-to-Ukraine
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Burn in Hell u Bastards

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Tony Mac
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Thankfully, this saying is true... There is no honor amongst thieves.

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William Spillman
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Given the misinformation, lies and propaganda of the Kremlin, there is no serious information yet revealed.

Yevgeny Prigozhin may have been on the plane and died
Yevgeny Prigozhin was not on the plane and is elsewhere
Yevgeny Prigozhin is in some hole of a Kremlin prison being tortured
Yevgeny Prigozhin is meeting with conspirators to overthrow Putin

These and other theories are plausible but not proven.

One thing is certain, Putin is losing his fascist war against Ukraine and things will only keep getting worse for him. The knives are out in the Kremlin and Putin is at some undisclosed location. It doesn't matter if he 'falls' out a window, is murdered in some straightforward manner, dies of 'cancer' or just disappears. He is done and has no escape route. There is no successor, so civil war is an increasing possibility for the long suffering and very complicit Russian people.

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The jack The Briben The griffin
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gargamel, the evil pizzard, the composer of dead, pizzaboy from satan leninberg has left for HELL
his plane was hacked by his trollfactories

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Joseph Swanson
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One less communist piece of filth to pollute the environment.

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