Wagner blamed Moscow for the death of their leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, calling him a “traitor”. Although the cause of the plane crash is still unclear, it is said to have come from a bomb hidden inside a box of expensive wines on board the plane. And for this reason, Wagner has directly blamed the Kremlin for the murder of their leader.
“If the information that Prigozhin is dead is confirmed, we will organize a new march for justice in Moscow,” they said, referring to the June “coup”.
In a video released by British media, gunmen claiming to be Wagner fighters warn that nothing is over.
“A lot of people are talking now about what Wagner is going to do. One thing we can tell you. This is only the beggining. Get ready, we’re coming,” the video says.
Wagner group mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin has been confirmed as one of the 10 victims aboard the Embraer-135 private jet, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency.
The agency has also confirmed that Wagner’s number two, Dmitry Utkin, as well as Sergei Propustin, Evgeny Makaryan, Alexander Totmin, Valery Chekalov and Nikolai Matyuseev, died in the plane crash on Wednesday evening in the Tver region. The fatal crash happened near the village of Kuzhenkino, 60 miles from Moscow, and about 30 minutes after the plane had taken off.
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