Russian mercenary boss who challenged Putin’s administration presumed dead in plane crash

Vladimir Putin and  Yevgeny Prigozhin

According to the BBC, Wagner mercenary group leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin who earlier this year marched on Moscow to protest the Russian handling of the war in Ukraine, is currently presumed dead after a plane crash in which he was listed as one of the passengers.

The Wagner-linked Telegram channel Grey Zone had reported in an earlier post that the private plane, which belonged to the 62-year-old, was shot down by air defences.

Grey Zone also posted later on Wednesday that Prigozhin died “as a result of actions of traitors of Russia”.

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  1. Scoping
    August 24, 2023

    I suspect the rogue general was pushing up daisies immediately after his failed march on Moscow. The recent plane crash story is just Putin’s way of making his demise palatable.

  2. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    August 24, 2023

    Putin did it the hard way he usually has people that cross him accidentally jump out a 10 story building window by themselves or accidentally drink poison.

  3. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 24, 2023

    That’s what happens happens when they tangle with dictators; I don’t think anybody will mourn for him considering he is a criminal, a murderer who murdered plenty of people in Ukraine, and all over the African continent.

    There is a little dictator in Dominica, who claimed to have the most diplomatic relations (and that’s according to Francine Baron) with the most nations on the planet.

    You know I hope that Dominica dictator does not get too large for his bridges, and try to force his square pegs into round holes with Putin, and lie to him, or betray him in anyway, because if he does that one day he will leave Dominica and never return, perhaps his color will change to green; when and if ever found!

    • me
      August 25, 2023

      @Francisco Etienne Dods Telemaque
      Zelensky murdered just as many in the DONBASS, if not more. Have you heard of the Donbass?? Sure you haven’t.
      America and NATO murdered more in Lybia and Iraq well.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 25, 2023

        But me, if I said he murdered plenty of people in Ukraine I must be talking about Donbass too, since Donbas the “coalfiled” is located in the Southeastern part of Ukraine, where a very small part of it extends into Rostov oblast region.

    • Man bite dogs
      August 25, 2023

      Well come back Francisco, I was wondering about you and your sense of humour, by the way I heard about the storm in your part of the world, I hope everything is OK in cardboard city if needed help let me know my old friend.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 28, 2023

        Well, it came close to my residence in the Inland Empire; but by the it made landfall in that part of Mexico less than a hundred miles from my Inland Empire home, I had long fled out of here to my home in Los Angeles, boy!

        So, it rain, a bit out here, with a little wind which blew some of my apples off the lone apple tree I possess.

        It rain plenty in Palm Springs, about 40 miles North East from my Inland Empire house, the water did some damage there, and up around the San Bernardino residential areas, in the mountains; and in the city too!

        By then I ran like a chicken to go hide in me house in Los Angeles you see!


        I fraid hurricane as much as I farid earthquake, a 5.1 also shook!

        If you remember Sparrow’s Calypso, Janette blow-way the whole of Miami, I was a toddler still in diapers, or walking without trousers, when that hit the entire Caribbean; but I remember that hurricane since then I am terrified of them.

        • Man bite dogs
          August 28, 2023

          OK blessed my man.

  4. Young & Restless
    August 24, 2023

    Sounds like the work of Puttin. But that’s what you expect when you are a critique of the likes of Puttin, Trump and Skerrit. It might not happen right away but know ur days are numbered . They always feel they have to remain in power to try to cover up their dirty work and save them from jail

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    • MEME
      August 24, 2023

      @Young & Restless
      It’s a huge insult and embarrassment to put Putin in the same seat as Skerrit. There is absolutely no comparism!! Only in Dominica you can write this type of insult about president Putin. In many African, Central American, Asian countries, in China and india as well where Putin is idolized, you would be in serious trouble for you indiscretion.President Putin is the greatest world leader of our times, most popular and loved too.

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      • out of south city
        August 24, 2023

        Meme, I agree. The West has manipulated our minds so much that we can’t see the bigger picture and can’t think for ourselves. Who brutalised, colonised, dictated and gave us their way of life? The idea of colonisation, racism, imperialism, etc., are what we know and all is as a result of the Western world. Even some African leaders are seeing the Western nations for who they are. Look at Macron, do you think he wants to leave Niger? The resources of Africa have benefitted them and they will not give up without a fight. The US has military bases in South Africa and Julius Malema wants them out. Which African country has military bases in the Western world? My people, don’t accuse Putin unless you have proof. Be critical thinkers and stop believing what the West throws at you.

        • MEME
          August 25, 2023

          @Out of south city
          But trust me, you’ll read a lot of crap from bloggers on this medium. Some just will not see further than their noses. They think America, the most brutal country on earth, is angelic, but Russia, China, Cuba, etc are devils.
          Feeling sorry for my people!!
          Some are uneducable!

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          • out of south city
            August 25, 2023

            It’s sad that our people depend on America for International news but what they may not be aware of is that America will tell you what they want you to hear. They are not about the truth and will always demonise Russia, China, Cuba. When Fidel did not let them intefere in Cuba’s affairs, what did they do? There was an embargo gainst Cuba for about 60 plus years. They pretend to help countries but they set up their puppet government in these countries and also their military bases. Remember when missionaries were sent to various countries around the world? That was to further christianise us as a people because African Spirituality was demonised. They still have us looking up to the sky, looking for a white jesus to take us to heaven. How could a people who enslaved our fore- fathers turn around and save us Save us from what?
            America is on it’s way down and they can’t come against China and Russia because they will be crushed.

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          • Gone Are The Days
            August 29, 2023

            Intelligent conversation you two are having, I’m still learning about the bad countries that praise themselves in media as good people, giving us our own resource$ as “AID” to pull/stop it when you ask for more for your people, the owners. They French, U.S, U.K, Canada, Germany etc.. even count African resources as “their” wealth. Max respect for the research.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 28, 2023

        “It’s a huge insult and embarrassment to put Putin in the same seat as Skerrit. There is absolutely no comparism!! Only in Dominica you can write this type of insult about president Putin. In many African, Central American, Asian countries, in China and india as well where Putin is idolized,”

        Shut up, MEME, your should be ashamed of yourself to try and insult the intelligence of those of us reading and blogging o DNO.

        You are an embarrassment to yourself; and that is why people like you must remain under cover, using fake names so no can identigy the one who speaks such nonsense.

        Putin is a hated man internationally; prove to me this idiot here: I am declaring myself to be an idiot!


        Ah, dumb, but produce a comment extracted from any leader from any place on earth, in a news paper, where you find them parsing, or associating themselves with Vladimir Putin.

        I challenge you; to support your rubbish with documented proof!

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          August 29, 2023

          Anyway Roosevelt might be the only clown who wish to associate with Putin; ah-you know how him like fu put square pegs in dem round hole an dem round pegs in dem square hole.

          In the entire Caribbean, guess how many of the government has diplomatic relations with Russia?

          Answer: The island with the most uneducated prime minister ever in the Western Hemisphere “Dominica.”

          I think dem say him name Roosevelt Skerrit the corrupted god!


    • Hello
      August 25, 2023

      Yeah you are comparing Skerrit to Putin now. Shows how twisted your thinking is.MEME seem to be way ahead of you all, in how he thinks. Could be that he is more broad minded or researches more.

  5. DNO Reader
    August 24, 2023

    And you feel good insulting people for their opinions?..I’m guessing it “gets you off”?..
    And..@ Admin..I think you might need to tweak your moderation definitely speaks about censoring personal attacks..and I don’t see how these insults can be considered as anything else.

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  6. Lin clown
    August 24, 2023

    You are so smart,so educated,so above humanity,yet you continue to support a party the PEOPLE kicked out of power for
    You may be educated,but you are walking with your eyes closed.In this world there are educated aholes.

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  7. Lin clown
    August 24, 2023

    That,MEME is what happens to crooks and traitors.People who betray their country and people because of greed and jealousy.

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    • Pluey
      August 24, 2023

      Yes indeed. YOU should be next then if that’s the case.

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      • Hmmmmmm
        August 24, 2023

        You obviously had nothing to say. Prigozhin committed treason. Death is the punishment. So what is your point?

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  8. MEME
    August 23, 2023

    If the news is TRUTHFUL, (it nay not be), it would take a real FOOL to believe that Prighozin’s fate was not sealed the very fateful Saturday, (24-06-23), he committed his TREASONOUS act. He was obviously a dead man walking! The punishment for treason is DEATH!!
    Here is an excerpt of an interview with the world’s greatest and most loved leader President Putin:
    Interviewer to Putin: Are you able to forgive?
    President Putin: Yes, but not everything.
    Interviewer: What would you never forgive?
    President Putin: Betrayal.
    Prighozin’s high level of arrogance brought about his downfall. After betraying the Russian state by committing TREASON, he violated his parole. He had to completely leave the Russin state. He was exiled to Belaurus, what the hell was he doing in Russia?

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    • Brain Damage
      August 23, 2023

      Meme.. ” Greatest and loved leader..”
      Go in Russia and see if you would make it back..

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      • MEME
        August 24, 2023

        @Brain Damage
        Stop your idiocy and arrant ignorance. I have more indepth knowledge of Russia than 99.999% of most Dominicans. My brother studied there for 5 years, plus my own readings are what i base my evidence on.You thought Russia was hell?
        I rebuke you all garbage about Russia in not free. Russia is nothing close to what you are brainwashed about..It’s a great country with a great leader. Your doggone brain cells sre damage so your regugitate all the rubbish that you hear, and i reject them.

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        • DNO Reader
          August 24, 2023

          Yah..and tell me how much dem russians LOVE black people

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          • ???
            August 24, 2023

            But do black people love black people?
            This topic is too broad.

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    • E J Nugent Thomas
      August 24, 2023

      Which Political Persons openly committed Treason or Seditious Acts in the Commonwealth of Dominica and were applauded, rewarded, and NOT punished?

      I agree some things can be forgiven, Not Everything. OR FORGOTTEN!

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      • me
        August 24, 2023

        @ E J Nugent
        Could be those involved in the stalled truck coup?

    • Gucci
      August 24, 2023

      Thanks for crossing the river. Not to sure about your mental health, though.

      • Monique
        August 24, 2023

        Hahahahahahah…..!! Are you still standing upright?

      • Batibou
        August 24, 2023

        OMG, MEME. I thought you had it more together. You allow these people to provoke you like that?

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