Yevgeny Prigozhin, PMC Wagner founder, killed in plane crash

Yevgeny Prigozhin, PMC Wagner founder, KILLED in plane crash


The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) confirmed that Yevgeny Prigozhin was on board the plane that crashed in the Tver region.

 Full list of passengers:
 Propustin Sergey
 Makaryan Evgeniy
 Totmin Alexander
 Chekalov Valeriy
 Utkin Dmitry
 Matuseev Nikolay
 Prigozhin Evgeniy

 Crew members:
 Levshin Aleksei, commander
 Karimov Rustam, co-pilot
 Raspopova Kristina, flight attendant.

The bodies of all ten people who were on board the plane have been recovered. Explosion in the sky is believed to be the main version of what happened. 

Chairman of We are Together with Russia movement Vladimir Rogov announced that Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed in the plane crash in the Tver region.

“I have just talked to outstanding ‘musicians’, they confirm the fact of the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin," Rogov wrote. 

According to the Federal Air Transport Agency, Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the list of passengers of the crashed plane. The Russian Emergencies Ministry earlier reported that there were ten people on board the crashed airplane including three crew members and seven passengers. The crash left no survivors.

According to unconfirmed reports, there were PMC Wagner commanders on board the crashed plane as well. The bodies of eight victims of the crash were found at the crash site of the Embraer jet in the Tver region.

A terrorist act on board the plane is believed to be one of the versions of the crash. 

US President Biden was informed about the crash of Prigozhin's airplane in Central Russia. 

Interestingly, a news report on Russian federal channel did not confirm Prigozhin's death. It was only said that Prigozhin could be among the passengers. 

Rescuers have uncovered the bodies of seven people from under the wreckage of the crashed airplane.

More photos and videos from the crash site of Prigozhin's plane on Pravda.Ru Telegram channel.

It is worthy of note that a military Il-76 transport aircraft departed from Russia to the airfield near Minsk, where PMC Wagner was stationed, for the first time in a month.

The Il-76 of the Russian Defence Ministry was sent to Belarus to deliver PMC Wagner fighters to Russia.

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Author`s name Pavel Morozov
Editor Dmitry Sudakov