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Putin’s deadly revenge on Prigozhin

27/08/2023 10:35 PM | Click to read full article

Even if Prigozhin hadn’t intended it as such, Wagner’s rebellion was an affront not merely to Russian generals but to Putin himself, who called the uprising “treason,” “a subversion from within,” and “a stab in the back.” On August 23rd, an explosion brought down Prigozhin’s private jet as it was flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg. A day later, it appears that he and nine others, including Dmitry Utkin, Wagner’s top military commander, were indeed killed.