One of Medusa’s sources close to the presidential administration admitted that Yevgeny Prigozhin’s plane crash “didn’t surprise him much.” “There was a feeling it was going to end badly after the riots and stuff [na Kremlu] He says: do not forgive.
In his opinion, after the attempted rebellion, Vladimir Putin “came to conclusions” and stopped considering Prigozhin “a trustworthy and easy-to-manage person.” He stressed that “according to all logic, no resources of power should be in the hands of an unreliable person, neither in Russia nor abroad, but under its auspices.”
In turn, the interlocutor close to the leadership of the Moscow region revealed the scenes of what, as far as he knew, looked like Prigozhin’s last moments just before his death.
Shortly before the disaster, as Medusa’s source explains, The head of the Wagner Group met with representatives of the Moscow Region Administration and the Moscow Mayor’s Office “on food issues [w instytucjach budżetowych]”. Companies associated with the creator of the mercenary group have been supplying food to various budget enterprises under government contracts for many years.
Two of Medusa’s sources close to the Kremlin said they were surprised Prigozhin continued to run such businesses in Russia even after the rebellion – and “hasn’t learned his lessons”. He added, “He has a lot of things in Africa, and he deals with African leaders himself. So far no one has stopped him, no one has forced him. Why does he need catering contracts here and take such risks at the same time?” Added one of Medusa’s interlocutors: An idiot, he seems to understand everything.”
The interlocutors refused to say directly who might be interested in the possible murder of Prigozhin. Previously (before the attempted riot), Medusa’s sources close to the Kremlin did not rule out that the activities of the founder of the Wagner Group “will be stopped by the security forces.”
Even before the confirmation of Prigozhin’s death, interlocutors close to the presidential administration were convinced that it would not seriously affect the domestic political situation in Russia. – on the radar [ośrodków badań opinii publicznej] He’s already gone. Someone said he was the hero of the moment.
According to opinion polls conducted by the Levada Center, Prigozhin has already dropped out of the top ten politicians whom Russians declare their confidence in. However, one of the sources said at the time that the situation regarding Prigozhin’s support (and the reactions to his death) may be different in “the army and the different units at the front.”
Before announcing Prigozhin’s death, interlocutors close to the Kremlin did not rule out that he might not have been on the plane. “He’s a cheat, dwarf.” They said he has informants in various structures, so we have to wait.
They stressed at the time that if the death is confirmed, the Ukrainian special services are likely to be blamed, because the Kremlin has already carried out this maneuver several times. “Of course the Ukrainians wanted to get to him,” he added. If drones can reach the Kremlin and Moscow, why can’t they reach Prigozhin? they conclude.
Prigozhin plane crash. This is what we know so far
On Wednesday evening, the private plane of the head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, crashed in Russia with people on board. None of the ten people on board survived. This event occurred exactly two months after the failed coup attempt and the march of the Wagnerians on Moscow.
The plane crashed shortly after noon. 18 on Wednesday between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The data shows that the device began to decline sharply, losing about 2.5 thousand. meter rise in 30 seconds.
There were 10 people on board, including Yevgeny Prigozhin and his right-hand man Dmitry Utkin. The other passengers were: Sergey Propostin, Yevgeny Makaryan, Alexander Totmin, Valery Chekalov and Nikolai Matusev. Also on board were the two pilots: Alexei Levchin and Rustam Karimov, as well as flight attendant Kristina Raspopova.
According to the first hypotheses about the causes, it was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile, or that there was an explosion inside the plane.
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