A plane carrying 10 passengers, including Prigozhin, head of the Wagner Group, crashes in Russia

A private plane It has been starry this Wednesday in the Russian region Tverin the north of Moscowand they died Ten people who were on board. According to the Federal Aviation Office, the name of the passenger is in the passenger list Yevgeny Prigozhinfounder of Wagner groupalthough it has not yet been confirmed that he was on board.

The private jet belonged to Wagner and made the route from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Prigozin’s hometown. Several witnesses claim to have heard two strong eruptions before the fall. Some Russian media speak of one Possible terrorist attack on board.

“An investigation into the Embraer plane crash that occurred in the Tver region this afternoon has been launched. According to the list of passengers, among them are the name and surname of Yevgeny Prigozhin,” Rossaviatsia told local authorities.

The plane crashed near the city KuzhenkinoAccording to the Ministry of Emergencies, which confirmed the deaths of the ten people on board, including three crew members, reports the Interfax news agency.

The regional administration declared that the governor of Tver, Igor Rudenyahas brought the situation under control and that rescue workers are already working at the impact site, albeit for the time being No official source has clarified what might have happened.

A Telegram channel Gray Zone linked to the Wagner group has assured that the plane got knocked down.

Prigozhin62, played in one two months ago failed military uprising against the Kremlin, in which he took one of the most important cities of southern Russia, Rostov-on-Don. After mediation of the Belarusian President Alexander LukashenkoPrigozhin agreed to withdraw his mercenaries and transfer his base to the territory of this former Soviet republic.

After I accused him Treasonthe russian president, Wladimir Putinreceived him in the Kremlin, after which Prigozhin announced the resumption of Wagner’s operations Africa.

More specifically, Prigozhin appeared on video this Monday for the first time since the uprising in which he indicated he had returned to Africa Russia “to make even bigger on all continents”. “The Wagner Group makes Russia even bigger on all continents and Africa even freer,” Prigozhin said in the recording, broadcast by the Telegram channels, which are close to the Russian militia.

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