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One hundred thousand Russian soldiers were stationed in the Kubiansk-Lyman sector

One hundred thousand Russian soldiers were stationed in the Kubiansk-Lyman sector

In Moscow, an upgraded monument to the glory of Yevgeny Prigozhin, not far from the Kremlin

A young man kneels in front of a makeshift memorial to pay his respects to the head of the Wagner Group in Moscow on August 27, 2023.
A man places a hat in front of a temporary monument erected in memory of Yevgeny Prigozh in Moscow on August 27, 2023.
A small crowd gathers in front of the monument dedicated to Yevgeny Prigozhin in Moscow on August 27, 2023.

Since his death on Wednesday, the Kremlin has denied ordering the assassination of Yevgeny Prigozhin. “Speculations” These implications. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, a close ally of Moscow, supported the Kremlin. “Couldn’t imagine” The Russian president orders the assassination of Wagner’s boss. Referring to the investigation, Vladimir Putin promised on Thursday that it would be carried out “fully” And that it will come to an end.

After the plane crash, residents of various Russian cities with Wagner Group training centers, from Novosibirsk to St. Petersburg, came to lay flowers at improvised monuments to Yevgeny Prigogine, a symbol of the leader’s popularity. In Moscow, an improvised memorial made up of flags, flowers and portraits of Prigozhin was erected on Varvarka, one of the central streets not far from the Kremlin, according to a journalist from Agence France-Presse (AFP).

“The enemies killed him (…)But we hope that the perpetrators of this crime will be avenged.”, Mr. Sunday. Come to this memorial, one of Prigozhin’s sympathizers told journalists. Evgeny Prigogine and Dmitry Utkin “There will be real heroes in our history, examples of what a person should be”The man was included wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the capital letter “Z,” a symbol of Russian operations in Ukraine. “Prygozhin had many enemies in our country, abroad, in Ukraine and in Africa”AFP Renaud, 53, also came to the memorial to pay his respects to Wagner’s boss.

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According to a survey conducted for The Sunday Times Nine hours after the plane crash that killed the head of the paramilitary group, only 8% of Russians believe Vladimir Putin was responsible for the death of his former ally.

Vladimir Putin has described Evgeny Prigozhin since the 1990s. “traitor” His June 23–24 armed uprising, directed against Russian General Staff and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, saw Wagner’s men briefly seize military bases in southern Russia before marching on Moscow.