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Wagner Group boss killed in mysterious plane crash

Post Date: August 28, 2023 | Category: The Danger Zone

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Yevgeny Prigozhin, who made his name as a profane and brutal mercenary boss before mounting an armed rebellion that was the most severe and shocking challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule, has died at age 62.

Russian authorities have confirmed his death, putting to rest any doubts about whether the wily mercenary leader turned mutineer was on a plane that crashed killing everyone on board.

Two months ago, Prigozhin, 62, mounted a daylong mutiny against Russia’s military, leading his mercenaries from Ukraine toward Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried the act as “treason” and vowed punishment for those involved.

After the situation came to an end, questions remained about whether the former ally of Russia’s leader would face punishment for the brief uprising.

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