Wagner mercenary head Yevgeny Prigozhin has likely been killed in a plane crash in the Moscow region.
The development comes on the heels of an uprising against the Kremlin with Wagner Group troops from the Bakhmut region of Eastern Ukraine, who marched on Moscow, and downed multiple Russian aircraft who tried to stop them.
Ten people have been killed in a private jet crash north of Moscow – with the Russian Civil Aviation Authority saying Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list, reported Sky News.
Seven passengers and three crew were on board the Embraer aircraft, which was en route from Moscow to St Petersburg, TASS news agency reported.
The jet crashed near the village of Kuzhenkino Tver region, 60 miles north of Moscow, according to Russia’s emergency situations ministry.
“An investigation has been launched into the Embraer plane crash that occurred tonight in the Tver region. According to the passenger list, among them is the name and surname of Yevgeny Prigozhin,” Rosaviatsia said.
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