Fresh details have emerged concerning the airplane catastrophe believed to involve Yevgeny Prigozhin, the same individual who just two months ago ignited turmoil in what’s been termed as the Wagner Group rebellion against Putin. Reports indicate that there were audible sounds of two explosions prior to the crash, with some sources outright suggesting that the aircraft was intentionally downed.
Russian authorities state that among the passengers aboard the plane that crashed in the Tver region, Yevgeny Prigozhin was listed. The crash claimed the lives of all ten individuals on board. The publication “Meduza,” however, speculates that a close associate of Prigozhin, Dmitriy Utkin, alias “Wagner,” might have also been on the aircraft. The pseudonym of Utkin lent its name to the enigmatic military contractor – the Wagner Group.
Concurrently, Belsat conveys the ongoing flow of information on Russian Telegram channels. According to one such source, two explosions were heard before the catastrophe occurred. Meanwhile, a channel linked to the Wagner Group implies that the plane traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg might have been brought down by anti-aircraft defense systems.
W rosyjskich mediach szybko pojawiają się kolejne, na razie niepotwierdzone, doniesienia o katastrofie samolotu, na pokładzie którego miał być Prigożyn. Prokremlowski kanał Mash twierdzi, że przed katastrofą słychać było dwa wybuchy. Według jednego z kanałów związanych z… pic.twitter.com/Ufru0El7gl— Biełsat (@Bielsat_pl) August 23, 2023