Recent claims by Russian analyst Dr. Valery Solovey have sparked intrigue surrounding the alleged demise of Wagner warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin. Solovey contends that Prigozhin, believed to have perished in a plane crash on August 23, may be living a life of opulence on the Caribbean island of Margarita, off Venezuela.
Russian authorities insist that all 10 passengers on board were killed, with genetic testing reportedly confirming Prigozhin’s death. However, Ukrainian military intelligence has raised doubts, stating they cannot verify his demise.
Solovey, often labeled a conspiracy theorist, suggests that Prigozhin may have been forewarned about the impending crash, allowing him to escape. According to Solovey, Prigozhin struck a deal with Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council, to stage this ‘trick’.
The analyst posits that Prigozhin, known to command a potentially massive force of up to 5,000 mercenaries, could vie for power in Russia upon Putin’s eventual passing. Solovey, a former professor at Moscow’s Institute of International Relations, asserts that Prigozhin is presently relishing a lavish existence at a secluded resort.
Ukraine’s GUR military intelligence agency acknowledges the confirmed deaths of Wagner military commander Dmitry Utkin and other figures from the mercenary army in the plane crash. However, they remain cautious regarding statements concerning Prigozhin’s fate, emphasizing the need for verified information.
As speculations continue to swirl, the true whereabouts of Yevgeny Prigozhin remain shrouded in mystery, leaving the world to ponder the enigma surrounding this contentious figure.