Shocking New Video Emerges: Wagner Group Boss Spotted In Africa Only Days Before Fatal Plane Crash
In a startling turn of events, a recently surfaced video appears to depict Yevgeny Prigozhin, the notorious Russian mercenary boss associated with the Wagner Group, alive and well in Africa just days before his tragic demise in a plane crash.
A shocking revelation has emerged in the aftermath of the plane crash that claimed the life of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the enigmatic leader of the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company. A video, which purportedly captures Prigozhin in Africa shortly before his untimely death, has surfaced, igniting a flurry of speculation and intrigue surrounding his well-being and potential threats to his security.
In the video, Prigozhin addresses the swirling rumors regarding his status with a calm demeanor. Speaking in Russian, he states, “For those who are discussing whether I’m alive or not, how I’m doing – right now it’s the weekend, second half of August 2023, I’m in Africa.” His confident assurance is palpable as he waves away concerns with a casual gesture.
The video was made public by the Grey Zone Telegram channel, an outlet associated with the Wagner Group, adding an air of authenticity to the footage. However, it’s crucial to note that Reuters, a reputable news agency, could not independently verify the video’s location or its precise date. The recording took place inside a moving vehicle, further complicating the verification process. Notably, Prigozhin’s attire, including his distinctive camouflage clothing and hat, along with the watch on his right hand, aligns with his appearance in a video released on August 21. In that earlier video, he also claimed to be in Africa.
The reference to his “weekend” suggests that the most recent video was likely recorded on August 19 or 20, merely days before the fatal plane crash that took the lives of Prigozhin and several other high-ranking Wagner Group figures and their security personnel. This timeline has raised questions about whether Prigozhin had any premonition of impending danger, lending an eerie quality to his nonchalant remarks in the video.
Prigozhin’s complex history is characterized by his leadership of the Wagner force, which played a prominent role in the Ukraine war. However, he was not without controversy, as he openly criticized Russia’s defense establishment and led a brief mutiny in late June, underscoring his volatile relationship with the Kremlin. While the Russian government vehemently denies any involvement in his death, labeling such claims as “absolute lies,” it acknowledges that the crash investigation is exploring the possibility of foul play.
On Tuesday, Yevgeny Prigozhin was laid to rest at the Porokhovskoye cemetery in his hometown of St. Petersburg, marking the end of an era in the shadowy world of Russian private military contractors.