A newly launched video seems to point out former Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin disregarding considerations that there have been threats to his life days earlier than he was killed in a airplane crash.
Within the video posted Thursday by the group Orchestra, which posts varied supplies in help of the mercenary Wagner Group, Prigozhin seems to talk from a transferring car he says is someplace in Africa.
“For these discussing whether or not I’m alive or not, how am I doing. … It’s the weekend now, the second half of August of the 12 months 2023, I’m in Africa,” he says within the video, translated by Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s authorities. “Subsequently, to all lovers of discussing my liquidation, intimate life, earnings, the rest — all the things is okay.”
Prigozhin died Aug. 23, so the reference to the date signifies the video was filmed within the days instantly previous the airplane crash whereas touring from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
The Kremlin says it’s nonetheless investigating the crash, which killed all 10 folks on board, and isn’t counting out the potential that it was an intentional act.
The U.S. has mentioned the crash was almost definitely attributable to an explosion on board and recommended Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind it — a declare the Kremlin denies.
The Hill couldn’t affirm the date of the recording or the place it was filmed. One other photograph posted by the Wagner-affiliated Razgruzka_Vagnera Telegram channel on Aug. 21 seems to point out Prigozhin someplace in Africa sporting the identical army gear and garments.
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