I’m Fine – Wagner Military Leader, Prigozhin Says In Short Video Before Plane Crash In Russia | #NwokeukwuMascot
A newly emerged video has shown the moment the believably late leader of the Wagner Private Military Company, Yevgeny Prigozhin confirmed he was “fine” before his death, Sky News reports.
It was learnt that in the video which was filmed in mid-August, Prigozhin was in a vehicle addressing the camera, seemingly days before his reported death.
In the short video, posted on Wagner's Grey Zone Telegram channel, he says: "For those talking about whether I'm alive or not, how I'm doing, now it's the weekend, the second half of August 2023, I'm in Africa.
"For those who like to discuss my elimination, private life, income or other things - basically I'm fine."
He was wearing camouflage clothing, a cap, and a watch on his right hand in the video.
Recall that we had reported that the Wagner boss was laid to rest at the Porokhovskoye cemetery in St. Petersburg, Russia, according to his businessman’s media team.
His burial came six days after he died in a plane crash, in Russia's Moscow capital.
On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters Russian President Vladimir Putin — who Prigozhin rose up against in June — would not attend the funeral.
Images circulating online suggest that the late Wagner boss was buried alongside his father, with a wooden cross erected on the grave. Russian flags and those of the private military company were flown at Prigozhin’s tomb, the photographs show.
Prigozhin was killed alongside some of his closest associates, including leaders of the Wagner Group, as well as the crew of his private jet, which crashed in Russia last Wednesday
The cause of the incident is currently being probed by the Russian Investigative Committee, which confirmed the identities of all the victims on Sunday following DNA tests.
Prigozhin led Russia’s Wagner Group of fighters, including on the front line in Ukraine, before he launched an aborted uprising against the Kremlin in June.
He died in a fiery plane crash last week two months to the day after the insurrection started.