Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of Wagner, a private military company, has been killed in a plane crash.
BBC reported that Prigozhin was among 10 passengers on board a private jet that crashed in the north of Moscow, the capital of Russia, on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
The Russian Civil Aviation Authority said seven passengers and three crew were on board the Embraer aircraft, which was en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
According to the reports, Prigozhin shared his first video address since his aborted June mutiny just two days ago.
Prigozhin appeared to be in Africa in the video, and he also spoke about Russia making the continent “free”.
The video, shared on Telegram channels affiliated with the Wagner Group, was released amid the ongoing fear within Africa on the likely invasion of Niger.
The coups in Niger had reached out to Russia to assist in the event of a possible clash with ECOWAS troops.
Written by: Elizabeth David
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