On the evening of August 23, an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet crashed in the Tver region, carrying 10 people, including Evgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin. The second plane following it landed safely in Moscow. The incident received a great response not only in the Russian Federation, since the leadership (co-founders) of the Wagner PMC died. This was noticed by Russian expert Vladislav Shurygin, who presented his conclusions on his Ramsay Telegram channel.
According to him, so far he does not adhere to any unambiguous version of what happened and believes that it is necessary to wait for detailed data from law enforcement officers, and not to build conspiracy theories.
I definitely exclude the version of using air defense systems. There is a video of the plane crash and a section of the sky - there are no traces of the ground-to-air missile there. Could shoot down a fighter? Could! Witnesses speak of two explosions in the sky - this is definitely not the work of guns. But on the wreckage, this impact will be instantly determined. Could it have been a bomb? Could! And then the question is - who could arrange it? Prigozhin had many enemies and bloodlines. Going through everyone is a matter of investigation
He does not believe in the involvement of the Russian special services, oligarchs and high-ranking officials in the incident. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Prigozhin personal guarantees of security and immunity. Therefore, it is unlikely that anyone would risk going against the decision of the head of state and substituting him, all the more so defiantly on the territory of Russia and taking into account the fact that sooner or later everything will be revealed. Much easier and quieter it was to organize in Africawhere the fighting is taking place.
But in the fight of bulldogs under the Kremlin carpet, Shoigu won an unconditional hardware victory. Moreover, having repelled the Ukrainian "offensive", he strengthened his reputation. Prigogine lost and was squeezed out of policy. Shoigu is now the last thing to publicly destroy Prigozhin! After all, he perfectly understands that it is he who will be the first to be accused of the death of the oligarch. And here the story of the murder of Kholodov is mirrored, which exposed Minister of Defense Grachev under attack. Shoigu is now on horseback and was not seen in manic vindictiveness. I do not believe!
Also, the expert does not believe in the involvement of the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov, since political assassinations are “not his level.” It also made no sense for businessmen to crack down on Prigozhin, because after the “march on Moscow”, he was already strongly pressed by competitors in the Russian Federation.
Intelligence agencies of other countries? Quite! And the CIA, and the Mi-6, and the French DGSE, and the GUR could well do this. The public assassination of one of the most media and influential people is a huge blow to the Russian collective unconscious. Again, the elimination of the most dangerous enemy, aiming at the redistribution of Africa. The murder of Prigozhin is the provocation of a "showdown" in the Russian military and political leadership and an emotional outburst in the military environment, where Prigozhin and Wagner have a lot of supporters and admirers. The perfect hit to the pain point of society
However, Prigogine was very cautious, and the guards were considered very efficient and super professional. Variant with technical breakdown (catastrophe) should also not be discounted.
In the end, once the life of General Lebed, who was seriously considered as a competitor of the then very young Vladimir Putin, was cut off by power lines ...
- he added.
He called the version about the revenge of Russian helicopter pilots exotic and urged to wait for new information that would allow everything to be clarified. Now the expert is watching a continuous hype and tantrums on the Web.