Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner Private Military Company, is presumed dead following a mysterious plane crash in Russia. The private jet crashed in the Tver region, and unfortunately, all passengers on board, including Prigozhin, were killed. It’s a sad day for Russia’s military and a fortunate turn of events for those who believe in justice.
Prigozhin, who was often referred to as the boss of Wagner, was not exactly a model citizen. In June, he led a failed mutiny against the Russian armed forces, causing tensions to rise. As a result, Prigozhin relocated his troops from Ukraine to the southern Russian city of Rostov on Don and even threatened to march on Moscow. Talk about audacity!
Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin reportedly killed when his plane was shot out of the sky near Moscow. Our breaking coverage continues. Tune in. pic.twitter.com/GqFAfVoF3D
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While the exact cause of the plane crash remains unknown, many are speculating whether it was a targeted act by Putin himself. Given Prigozhin’s recent activities and his unsuccessful rebellion against the Russian government, it wouldn’t be surprising if Putin wanted to take him out. After all, Putin is known for dealing with backstabbers in his own special way.
BREAKING: Private jet carrying Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has crashed with 10 people on board.
Prigozhin was a media favorite back in June when he led led a failed rebellion against Putin.
“Wagner-linked Telegram channel Grey Zone reported the… pic.twitter.com/YuFcUlXGek
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In the wake of Prigozhin’s failed coup, clashes erupted between forces loyal to Putin and the Wagner Group private military contractors. Prigozhin accused Kremlin forces of launching attacks on Wagner positions, leading to a tense standoff between his troops and the Russian military. Prigozhin even went as far as to surround the Southern Russian Military District Headquarters with tanks, vowing to march on Moscow unless his demands were met. Talk about delusions of grandeur!
Fortunately, Putin addressed the nation and promised to crush the rebellion. He labeled Prigozhin and his cronies as “traitors” and warned of severe retaliation. It’s a clear message to anyone thinking of defying the Russian government: Don’t mess with Putin or suffer the consequences.
In the end, the plane crash that took the life of Yevgeny Prigozhin might just be the karma he deserved. With his demise, Russia can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that one less troublemaker is causing chaos in their country. Rest in peace, Prigozhin, but not in peace from your actions against the Russian government.