The Defense Ministry’s General Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) said it is currently unable to confirm the death of Yevgen Prigozhin, head of the Wagner Private Military Corporation (PMC).
Andrey Yusov, representative of HUR, This was stated in an interview with “Ukrinform” On Wednesday, September 6, “At the moment, we can 100% confirm that Utkin and some other passengers have died. Let’s say there are still some unanswered questions regarding Prigozhin.
As for those behind this incident, we must consider who might benefit from it. “I think, in principle, the motives here are quite clear.”
He stressed that obtaining final confirmation of Prigozhin’s death or otherwise will require more time.
On August 23, a business plane crashed in the Tver region of Russia. Russian media reported that among the passengers on the plane was Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the “Vagnerite” group, in addition to leaders and fighters from his private military group. A few days later, an investigative committee set up by Russia officially confirmed his death in the plane crash.
On August 29, Prigozhin’s press office announced that he was buried at Prokhorev Cemetery in Saint Petersburg in a private, closed ceremony.
On the other hand, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas stated that the number of mercenaries of the private military company “Wagner” in Belarus decreased after the killing of Prigozhin.
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“From open source, I can only say that there has been a noticeable decline. they [the Wagnerites] “They disperse and move to other regions, and some return to Russia or ‘take leave’ and perhaps join other military companies.” LRT publication.
According to Anusauskas, the situation is very different from three weeks ago, when some of his fighters arrived in Belarus, after the failed Prigozhin rebellion in Russia. At that time, Poland and Lithuania were concerned that mercenaries could provoke incidents on the border with NATO countries.
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