Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

Prigozhin’s death has exposed Putin’s weakness

Yevgeny Prigozhin (Credit: Getty images)

So much is still unclear about the fate of Wagner group head Yevgeny Prigozhin, from whether he really did die in the private jet that plummeted to the ground in Russia’s Tver region to what caused the crash. In today’s Russia, after all, ‘mechanical problems’ could be anything from maintenance issues to the difficulty in flying when a bomb has blown a hole in your fuselage.

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