On the evening of June 23, #Wagner mercenary leader #Prigozhin was preparing to give the order for his men to march to Moscow and demand the removal of Russia’s military leadership after months of rising tensions.
Prigozhin had secretly planned to attend this session to deliver a harsh criticism of #Russia’s military top brass from the floor of the State Duma in a last-ditch attempt to win back #Putin’s approval, but his plans were canceled at the last minute
US #Senate Select Committee on #Intelligence declassified reports on #Russia's subversion activities in the #US so the public would read them. Please read them. IRA is #Prigozhin's Internet Research Agency (now under Putin's control) based in Saint Petersburg, #Russia.
🇺🇦 #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦
Remember in the summer when all those Putin fappers swore up and down that the rift with prigozhin was fake? A ruse to launch a new sneak attack from the north? Remember those dudes? They sure were loud. What did they do when prigozhin's plane dove to the ground in a ball of fire? Did they just start shouting about something else?
I guess what I'm saying is how do REALLY LOUD PEOPLE just keep doing stuff LOUDLY without thinking "gosh maybe we shouldn't do that"
Seychelles-based Alpha Consulting also helped to form more than 900 #UK partnerships which used a secrecy loophole to conceal their true owners
One partnership was involved in running a sanctions-busting oil tanker, while others committed crimes
Alpha said it always followed the law
>According to Putin, Russia has always been a blameless victim of foreign aggression, heroically repelling invaders and foreign attempts to destroy Russia.
But #Prigozhin execution is inside job 🙂
"Mr. Putin went on to suggest that Mr. Prigozhin and his associates may have been using alcohol or drugs, painting a picture of an intoxicated group of men who may have killed themselves with their own weapons." #Putin claims #prigozhin and his crew used drugs and alcohol while playing with a grenade when their plane went down. https://web.archive.org/web/20231006191752/https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/05/world/europe/putin-prigozhin-death-plane-crash.html
Moldova’s president has claimed Russia’s Wagner paramilitaries were behind a thwarted coup attempt that aimed to depose her as head of state to destabilise the country.
Maia Sandu said Wagner’s late leader Prigozhin had planned the coup earlier this year and warned that Moscow is using various methods, including cash mules and bank cards issued in Dubai, to smuggle money into Moldova to bribe voters ahead of a string of elections.
🇷🇺 #Russian patriotic bloggers on Friday poured scorn on Putin's intimation that mercenary chief Prigozhin's plane was blown up with hand grenades while those on board were high on cocaine and alcohol.
🇲🇩 In an interview with the Financial Times, Maia Sandu said Wagner’s late leader #Prigozhin had planned the coup earlier this year and warned that Moscow is using various methods, including cash mules and bank cards issued in Dubai, to smuggle money into #Moldova to bribe voters ahead of a string of elections.
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Hand grenade fragments were found in the bodies of rogue Wagner boss Yevgeniy #Prigozhin and two top deputies who were killed in a plane crash in August, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
“We know about the plane crash,” he said. “The head of the Investigative Committee reported to me just the other day that fragments of hand grenades were found in the bodies of those killed in the plane crash.”
#Putin su #morte #Prigozhin: “Esplosione con bombe a mano a bordo” https://www.liberoreporter.it/2023/10/in-evidenza/putin-su-morte-prigozhin-esplosione-con-bombe-a-mano-a-bordo.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
«В телах погибших в авиакатастрофе обнаружены фрагменты ручных гранат, внешнего воздействия на самолет не было. Это уже установленный факт, результаты экспертизы, проведенной Следственным комитетом Российской Федерации»
А, ну да, логично: так взорвали, что не фюзеляж раздуло, а крыло отвалилось
И прям над ЗАТО «Озёрный», какое совпадение!
А ещё там трек пропал, едва они Волгу пересекли, тоже случается
Реакция публики на тленте:
"Ukraine Situation Report: #Prigozhin’s Son Has Eye On Wagner Reboot
Ukraine says it sees no threat from the few hundred Wagner troops that have already returned to fight, but Russia could send more."
The very start of the new video is also seen in an even earlier clip, released the weekend before his plane crashed and also almost certainly in Mali.
It's worth analysing the entire video but people pretending they don't know when it was filmed are being very naughty.
Nexta cut off the beginning of the new video. The full thing is here: https://t.me/grey_zone/20844
The new #Prigozhin video released yesterday includes a clip that the Grey Zone channel released exactly a month earlier. He says in it that it's the second week of August. I've previously been able to tie this video to the 19th-20th #Wagner trip and likely to Mali, although I think the new longer video could have other locations.
Via @nexta #prigozhin #Telegram channel posted a video of him. The video was filmed in Africa, the date of recording is not specified. #WagnerPMC https://x.com/nexta_tv/status/1708227868180860978?s=46 ( Russian generations version of Elvis 🤪)
'the very phrase to describe this designation - shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. it's purely symbolic and in fact, sets an interesting precedent because I think it's the first time a country has recognised a for profit company as a terrorist org. #Wagner isn't an ideological outfit. It's a money making operation'
'...and who are now carrying out grave crimes such as murder and rape - it is just not going to happen. The state controlled media is kind of written #Wagner off. You're not hearing the word Wagner on Russian TV. You're not hearing the word #prigozhin. It's almost as if there is nothing to see here.'
But while #Wagner is being written out of the script in #Russia, the #UK has proscribed the Wagner #PMC a terrorist organisation...
The devastation caused by the #WagnerGroup outside #Russia over the years has been well documented. Less so - a recent phenomenon affecting #Russian society itself - a wave of violence by #mercenaries returning from the battlefield. In June, #Prigozhin put the number of fighters recruited from prisons and subsequently freed at 32 thousand.'
'Initially, we struggled to see sort of of any change in the narratives, there but slowly. We started to see that these narratives were being pushed by these traditionally pro #prigozhin trolls - narratives that were critical of him for the #Wagner #mutiny so that would suggest that this troll factory has been taken over already by structures close to the #Russian state itself'
'So as long as Western weapons keep making their way to #Ukraine through #Poland, there will still be these kinds of attempts at destabilisation in Poland, be that through #Wagner or through disinformation or any other kinds of activities.'
'Wagner was one of hundreds of entities that #prigozhin had his hands on, ranging from private military companies to #propaganda to catering, which is where he made a lot of his money, to construction.'
'But ultimately it is also about a bigger partnership with #Russia because in as much as the #Wagner group is operating at the behest of the #Russian government, it's different from having an actual government to government deal.'
'the groups that are sort of affiliated with the #Prigozhin #propaganda machinery - Yerewolo, the collective of the defence of the military in #Mali , there is also Galaxea National in the #CAR (cont.)
A #Syrian website 'reported murky investments in the Syrian #oil and #gas sector, including stakes in Mercury and Velada. These are companies that were granted contracts for oil exploration in #Syria , approved by the Syrian parliament. And according to #Russian media outlets, these companies were owned by #Prigozhin'
A few days ago Russian media reported that Velada has changed hands. According to Vyorstka, it is now owned by a 27 yo ex-policeman in St Petersburg'
'the presence of #Wagner operatives has been reported in #Libya -n media in several key #oil facilities under #LNA control (the army led by Khalifa #Haftar in the east of the country), and those installations include the Zilla #oilfield and the oil crescent ports'
'A day before #prigozhin ’s plane crash the #Russian Dep Defence Minister Yunus-Bek #Yevkurov visited eastern #Libya to reassure officials that Wagner fighters would remain there under #Moscow 's control'
'Just before #Prigozhin ’s plane went down in fact, the very day before we heard reports that #Russia 's Deputy Defence Minister, Yunus-Bek #Yevkurov was in #Libya - he met with Commander #Haftar Who is one of the key figures in Libya.'
'Many people would have been jailed twice over for saying a fraction of what #Prigozhin said, however he managed to remain free, and for a very long period of time alive, while still remaining a very vocal critic And that drew a lot of people to him because many of them shared his views, wanted what they perceived as the truth to be spoken, but they could not speak it themselves. So there was prigozhin, this very loud person who would speak it for them.'
Despite his personal connection to #Putin , #Prigozhin wasn’t seen by the #Wagnerites as a #Kremlin -linked #oligarch but rather as an outsider, as one of them. As a former convict himself, he spoke their language.
'Prigozhin was very popular with his fighters, because many were also very critical of the Kremlin, its policies and the #war , especially how it is being commanded by the Defence Ministry.'
'The next commander of #Wagner would have to not only be able to control the actual manpower, they would also need to take over #Prigozhin ’s dealings with the Defence Ministry and the #Kremlin there are speculations that only someone from the Defence Ministry would be able to take control of Wagner. However, the #Wagnerites are not happy with that idea'
What next for the #WagnerGroup , #Russia 's blunt instrument abroad? More on #TheGlobalJigsaw
Hear #BBC Monitoring’s #Russia , Middle East #MENA , #Africa , #Ukraine and military experts weigh in on the options on #TheGlobalJigsaw #Wagner special:
'the likelihood of not just Wagner, but any other private military company gaining as much power and influence within the #Russian system as Wagner and as #Prigozhin had, those days are gone. #Putin 's learnt his lesson and I don't think any company or individual will be able to gain that much power again'
We waited for a while for the dust to settle after #Prigozhin ’s plane crash in late August, before we recorded this episode of #TheGlobalJigsaw - for the clues to appear. Because when it comes to #Wagner ’s future, very little is out in the open. Tune in to hear the possible options for #Russia 's foreign policy muscle:
Expertise by @beverly_ochieng, Jen Monaghan, Gleb Borshchevsky, Margaryta Maliukova, Hesham Shawish. Presented by @krassitwigg
"I know Putin, he is a calculating, calm and even a sluggish man, so i cannot imagine that he did that. It was a very rough, unprofessional job. very much unlike #Putin. But whatever happened, he will be blamed for that"
#Putin holds talks with eastern #Libya leader #Haftar
Why is it worth noting? You can find out if you tune into #TheGlobalJigsaw special on #Wagner after #Prigozhin - dropping on our feed (and into your subscription box) this evening
Long before the Feb2022 #invasion of #Ukraine, Russian TV execs excitedly replayed #Carlson segments to illustrate #political turmoil in the #UnitedStates & to debunk allegations of Russian interference in the US presidential #election. (Even though the late #Wagner boss Yevgeniy #Prigozhin boasted of meddling in the race using his internet #TrollFarms.)
“#Evil cannot be trusted. Ask #Prigozhin if one bets on #Putin’s promises,” #Zelensky said….
He sought to connect global #FoodShortages & rising #energy prices to #Russia’s aggression against his country, drawing a link between the conflict & some of the problems that leaders of less wealthy nations say are being ignored as the #UnitedStates & #Europe focus on dealing w/the conflict.
Things began to improve for him after #Prigozhin’s death: first he was released from arrest, then he was given at least some kind of formal position, removing him from real decision-making.
Since the invasion of Ukraine began, at least 12 Russian military commanders have been removed from their positions, The Washington Post writes. Some of them were fired for critical mistakes, others after criticizing the Russian high command or complaining
He's abandoning his armoured train for once, because flying internally in Russia is so safe #prigozhin https://federated.press/@nknews/111057660163936519
[Gifted NYT link - no paywall ].After Prigozhin’s Death, a High-Stakes Scramble for His Empire
A shadowy fight is playing out on three continents for control of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s sprawling interests as head of the Wagner mercenary group. The biggest prize: his lucrative operations in Africa. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/08/world/europe/prigozhin-wagner-russia-africa.html?unlocked_article_code=1KRlYqOHf0kqm1pN9Mf9wt6G6y1eVzM3zR1AmvO0TbA8BiFmKsDAVnBgMvjZrzJ8bpYQgU3MSmQInzbp1HALv90dbxzmO37nnjFjLPJ7es2mi0amc3dP6hLwQPDg1AlSxpQIdnUDH3C1ZNfxupzwMqlT-C_U5xd9i3kr_TuFwns0B7O0y5ZFgj8ZkhxIo83tYa4YWDr13ECCU9da3qmyJfeytQGahXskgXnNkik7jJUL5uh-tbywABTcqyB59fXZjk7KX6hScdqsb6UwOF3vwspVoopF4-UgpZk8g2DNME61rPBmUD-XefAPI_w3F_X-5F0SiLZEFkJghbLH2PMtVEOOOVht7XcD6L-Iow&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare #prigozhin #Africa #libya #burkinaFaso #wagner #wagnerGroup #yevkurov #pavelPrigozhin #averyanov
Depending on your views of such things, this could be big news... in many ways. -or- it might just be "fake news".
"Wagner warlord Yevgeny #Prigozhin is 'alive and well on Caribbean island in Venezuela' after cheating death in plane crash, Russian political analyst claims"
#Prigozhin dio órdenes de limpiar las villas. A los civiles. Casa por casa, 2 granadas en la puerta, dos en cada ventana, entrar y liquidar a los que quedaron.
Acá criminal de la cárcel confesando. Me imagino que negarse no era una opción. Y supongo que estaba encarcelado por crímenes, pero esto fue demasiado hasta para él.
Pero los nazis son los ucranianos :AngeryCat:
"Designation of the group, condemned as a 'threat to global security', could be made as early as Wednesday."
Tuesday Tummy Tickler!
At the Strategic Bled Forum in Slovenia, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama @ediramaal told a joke about Putin and Prigozhin.
Prigozhin’s Real Legacy: The Mercenary Blueprint
In fact, the business model Mr. Prigozhin created with his Wagner force has been so successful that it has become a blueprint for wannabe mercenary overlords to follow, potentially emboldening up-and-coming paramilitary forces to step into unstable places, impose their might in similarly ruthless and violent ways and grab resources.
mercenary groups across the globe have proliferated
Cathy Young quotes Maxim Reznik, who says, “Prigozhin is the face of late-stage Putinism in its most brutalized form." She suggests that if Prigozhin is, in fact, dead and if Putin did, in fact, have him assassinated, as is likely if he is dead, then this late-state Putinism bodes very ominously for Russia. (And, I'd add, for Putin's fan club among US Republicans.)
But since when is there any form of real tuth in what the Kremlin says..
I would love to believe it but keep in mind they are 'professional liers' and terrorirst led by a brutal dictator who has lost touch with reality..
Everything from the Kremlin is in a quantum state, always and forever
Things to make you go hmmmmmm🤔
Russian media continue to spread conspiracy theories and insinuate that Prigozhin is alive and his double is dead.
Reportedly, the wife of the most famous of Prigozhin's doppelgangers was spotted at Prigozhin's grave at the St. Petersburg Prokhorovskoye cemetery today.
Was Prigozhin's death the fallout from his attempted coup? Either way, the ambiguity around the Wagner boss' death is useful to putin.
Good morning. It's 10AM, Monday, 28th August. The headlines: Yevgeny #Prigozhin confirmed dead in #Russia. #China experiences #climate change-linked floods. Zimbabwe's opposition claims the President staged a coup. #Ukraine advances in counter-offensive. Chalet owners avoid tax hikes. #Spain faces olive oil shortage, causing prices to surge. P&O ferry damaged in Mallorca storms amidst global weather warnings. Global inflation remains a concern as central bankers vow to keep rates high. #BBC
News at 6AM: #Russia has confirmed the death of Yevgeny #Prigozhin. Zimbabwe's President is rejecting election criticism, amid claims by the opposition that he staged a coup. #China is grappling with serious floods, which are being linked to #climate change. There are concerns over robotaxis in San Francisco. In #Florida, three people were killed in a racially motivated attack. The US Commerce Secretary has arrived in Beijing for a four-day visit. #BBC #News
Good evening. It's 10PM, Sunday, 27th August. The headlines: #Ukraine pilots died in a mid-air crash. Met Police are investigating a suspected data breach. #Russia has confirmed the death of Yevgeny #Prigozhin. An Iranian singer is facing a lawsuit over a headscarf message. The Zimbabwe opposition leader is claiming election victory. #BBC #News
Good evening. It's 6PM, Sunday, 27th August. The headlines: #Russia confirms the death of Yevgeny #Prigozhin. Ukrainian pilots, including 'Juice', die in a mid-air crash. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe concludes. Met Police is investigating a suspected data breach. Conservative MP Nadine Dorries resigns. Three US marines killed in an Australian aircraft crash. Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa is re-elected, despite opposition claims of victory. #BBC #News
Good afternoon. It's 2PM, Sunday, 27th August. The headlines: #UK's Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has resigned. In international news, #Russia confirms the death of Yevgeny #Prigozhin and Zimbabwe re-elects President Mnangagwa amidst opposition rejection. Three US marines were killed in an aircraft crash in #Australia. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has concluded, while #Spain's head coach criticises Luis Rubiales over a kiss incident. #BBC #News
Good afternoon. It's 2PM, Saturday, 26th August. The headlines: #Hermoso denies consent to Rubiales' kiss, sparking #Spain's FA accusation of lying. #UK rail strikes cause disruption while London expands pollution charge. Ten bodies recovered from #Prigozhin jet crash. British Museum director resigns after theft recovery. Hundreds remain missing in Hawaii wildfires. #Rubiales #BBC #News