Video of Prigozhin a few days before his death: “Everything is fine”

The late head of the Wagner group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, assured in a video recorded days earlier that “everything is going well”. The private plane crashed in which he was traveling, for which some of his supporters and Western politicians blame the Kremlin.

“For those debating whether I live or not, How I am, (I’ll tell you) It’s the weekend, second half of August 2023, I’m in AfricaHe explained in a video broadcast today by Telegram channels related to Wagner, in which he can be seen in a camouflage uniform sitting in a military vehicle.

Prigozhin, 62 years old, was buried in secret on Tuesday in his hometown, St. Petersburg, amid tight security. “So I’m going to tell the fans that everything is going well, so they can talk about my departure, my personal life, how much I’ve won or other things,” he added, raising his hand in greeting.

According to the channels that broadcast the video, it was recorded between August 19 and 20 but was not released during Prigozhin’s lifetime, who died on August 23 when the Embraer private plane that he was on flew about 300 kilometers from Moscow was removed, crashed .

Days before the incident, Wagner released another video in which Prigozhin reported he was in Africa. The leader of the Russian paramilitary group returned to Russia on the day of his death, as confirmed by the Russian president himself. Wladimir Putin.

So far there has been no progress in investigating the causes of the accident, which Putin described as such in his message of condolence “Air Disaster”. The version of a missile accidentally launched by Russian anti-aircraft batteries has not yet disappeared from social media, although authorities continue to favor an on-board explosion, a technical failure or even pilot error.

In Moscow, the existence of a Ukrainian or Western black hand does not appear to have materialized since the incident happened not far from one of Putin’s main residences.

That yes, andThe Kremlin firmly rejects the accusations made by some Wagner supporters that The opposition-in-exile and Western politicians said that Putin was behind the incident.

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