Yevgeny Prigogine, nicknamed "Putin's chef", admits that he invented Wagner

Yevgeny Prigogine, nicknamed “Putin’s chef”, admits that he invented Wagner

The Secret Service Westerners have their assertion. Yevgeny Prigogine, a businessman close to the Kremlin, admitted on Monday that he founded the Wagner paramilitary group in 2014, which is involved in many conflicts around the world, calling it a “pillar” for defending Russian interests.

The person nicknamed “Cooker” Cheese Fries ”, because his catering company supplied the Kremlin, and therefore he recognizes what Western powers and the media have long been asserting.

Putin’s Shadow Army

Wagner, whose presence has been documented for eight years in Ukraine, Syria, Libya or even in the Central African Republic and the Arab Gulf states. FinancialIt is seen by its critics as Vladimir Putin’s shadow army, which advances Russian interests by providing fighters, but also military trainers and advisors. The Russian president had denied, a year ago, that the group is carrying out the work of its base and serving the interests of the Russian state.

Yevgeny Prigozhin’s confession comes after a video this month appeared on social media that appeared to show him recruiting prisoners from a Russian prison to join Wagner’s ranks on the Ukrainian front. The Russian military is in trouble there, and Vladimir Putin last week ordered hundreds of thousands of reservists to try to regain control.

In a post on Monday on the social networks of his company Concorde, Yevgeny Prigogine admitted that he founded the group in order to send competent fighters to Ukraine’s Donbass in 2014, where Moscow orchestrated the emergence of an armed separatist movement. At that time, on May 1, 2014, a group of Patriots named Wagner Battalion Tactical Group was born. He said: “And now the recognition (…) of these men, the heroes, who defended the Syrian people, the peoples of other Arab countries, the disenfranchised Africans, and the Latin Americans, and they became a pillar of our homeland.”

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Anonymous Dmitriy Utkin

One of the most turbulent figures in the Putin regime, Evguéni Prigojine, who is recognized by the European Union in particular for his role on Wagner’s set, pierces the look and shaves his head. In Russia, he sued the first opponent of the Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, are now imprisoned. He is also accused of being behind at least one “troll factory” that participated in interfering in the 2016 US presidential election that saw Donald Trump win. Sanctions have also been imposed on it by the United States.

If in Wagner’s finances, then operational controls, according to Russian media, are in the hands of Dmitry Utkin. However, not much is known about this man in his fifties who would have passed through the Russian Military Intelligence.

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