23 Aug 2023

Yevgeny Prigozhin: Wagner boss ‘killed in deadly plane crash’ in Russia

International Editor

In the weeks since he led a humiliating mutiny against Russia’s military leadership – Yevgeny Priogozhin’s whereabouts have been largely unknown.

Now the leader of the Wagner mercenary group is reported to be dead – listed as a passenger on a private jet which crashed north of Moscow with no survivors.

A former ally of Russia’s President, Prigozhin amassed a fortune from state contracts before founding the powerful paramilitary group, which played a key role in Africa and Ukraine.