“Gen Armageddon” Removed from Post Following Wagner Coup and Tragic Plane Crash
In a shocking turn of events, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner Group, has been reported as a passenger on a plane that tragically crashed in Russia’s Tver region, leaving no survivors. The devastating incident occurred near the town of Kuzhenkino, claiming the lives of ten individuals, including Prigozhin, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency.
An official investigation has been initiated into the crash involving the Embraer aircraft. The passenger list, which includes the name Yevgeny Prigozhin, has raised questions and concerns regarding the circumstances surrounding this crash.
The victims of this heart-wrenching accident include three crew members and seven passengers. The identities of the passengers have been confirmed as Sergey Propustin, Evgeniy Makaryan, Aleksandr Totmin, Valeriy Chekalov, Dmitriy Utkin, Nikolay Matuseev, and Yevgeny Prigozhin. The ill-fated flight was en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
Meanwhile, another significant development has unfolded within the Kremlin’s corridors of power. Sergey Surovikin, a prominent military leader known as “General Armageddon” for his unrelenting tactics, has been ousted from his position after mysteriously going missing. Surovikin, the former commander of Russia’s military operations during the Ukraine invasion, has been relieved of his duties as the head of the country’s aerospace forces.
Sources indicate that Surovikin has been dismissed from his role overseeing the aerospace forces and has been placed on “short-term leave.” According to reports from the state-run press agency RIA Novosti, Surovikin is among at least 30 other Russian officials who were allegedly secret VIP members of the Wagner Group.
In response to these unfolding events, the White House National Security Council’s spokesperson, Adrienne Watson, released a statement acknowledging that officials are closely monitoring the reports of the tragic plane crash and the developments surrounding the removal of General Sergey Surovikin from his post.
“If these reports are confirmed, they shouldn’t come as a shock. The devastating conflict in Ukraine had already witnessed a private army advancing towards Moscow, and now, it appears, another grim chapter has unfolded,” she commented.
The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden has been briefed on the plane crash in Russia. In response to questions from reporters, Biden expressed caution, stating, “I don’t have definitive information about what transpired, but I can’t say I’m entirely surprised. It’s rare for anything significant to happen in Russia without Putin’s involvement, but I lack the details to draw a firm conclusion.” The President made these remarks during his vacation in Lake Tahoe.
Yevgeny Prigozhin is the leader of the private paramilitary organization known as the Wagner Group, which played a pivotal role in Russia’s incursion into Ukraine before briefly staging an insurrection against the Russian military in June. Forces loyal to Prigozhin embarked on a march towards Moscow before reversing course after several days.
According to statements from the Kremlin, Prigozhin purportedly struck a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which ensured he would not face prosecution and would be relocated to Belarus. The Russian president and Prigozhin reportedly had a face-to-face meeting on June 29, less than a week after the failed coup attempt. On July 3, Prigozhin posted a message on social media, asserting that the rebellion aimed to “combat traitors and rally our society.”