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Wagner boss listed among passengers in plane crash as Russia’s war continues

By Tara Subramaniam, Jack Guy, Caolán Magee, Lauren Said-Moorhouse, Sophie Tanno, Leinz Vales and Aditi Sangal, CNN

FILE PHOTO: Founder of Wagner private mercenary group Yevgeny Prigozhin leaves a cemetery before the funeral of Russian military blogger Maxim Fomin widely known by the name of Vladlen Tatarsky, who was recently killed in a bomb attack in a St Petersburg cafe, in Moscow, Russia, April 8, 2023. REUTERS/Yulia Morozova/File Photo

Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is listed among passengers on board a plane that crashed north of Moscow, according to Russian state media.The crash comes months after Prigozhin launched a mutiny against Russia’s military leadership. The mutiny was suddenly called off in a deal that required Prigozhin and his fighters to relocate to Belarus.

Meanwhile, Russia said three people were killed in a Ukrainian drone attack in the border region of Belgorod on Wednesday. Drone attacks have become an almost daily occurrence in the province, which is located inside Russia and just 80 kilometers (49.7 miles) from Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region.

Source: Culled from CNN

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