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Wagner boss Prigozhin killed in plane crash, Russian officials say

Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was among 10 people killed in the crash of a private jet near Moscow, the Russian aviation authority tells state-run news agencies.

Agencies and A News WORLD
Published August 23,2023

Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is dead, a Telegram channel affiliated with his Wagner mercenary group reported on Wednesday.

"The head of the Wagner Group, a Hero of Russia, a true patriot of his Motherland – Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin died as a result of the actions of traitors to Russia," a post in the Grey Zone channel said.

"But even in Hell, he will be the best! Glory to Russia!"

Prigozhin was listed as a passenger on a private jet which crashed on Wednesday evening north of Moscow with no survivors, the Russian authorities said.