On August 23, 2023, a plane crashed in Russia, killing all 10 people on board. Russian officials have confirmed that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder and CEO of the Wagner Group, was on the passenger list.
The Wagner Group is a Russian private military company that has been involved in conflicts in Syria, Libya, and the Central African Republic. The group has been accused of war crimes and human rights abuses.
Prigozhin is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has been sanctioned by the United States and the European Union for his role in the Wagner Group.
The plane crash is still under investigation. The cause of the crash is unknown, but there have been some reports that the plane may have been shot down.
The confirmation that Prigozhin was on the passenger list of the plane crash has raised many questions. Why was he on the plane? Was he the target of the crash? And what does the crash mean for the future of the Wagner Group?
These are questions that will likely be answered in the coming days and weeks. However, the crash is a reminder of the dangers of the Wagner Group and the risks that come with being a close ally of Vladimir Putin.
- Wagner Group
- Yevgeny Prigozhin
- Plane crash
- Vladimir Putin
- War crimes
- Human rights abuses