Is Wagner leader alive? Prigozhin ‘died’ in 2019 Congo plane crash only to reappear three days later

Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was thought to have died in plane crash in Congo several years ago, it has been revealed, as rumours spread the leader has “faked his death”.

Prigozhin is thought to be among 10 people killed in a plane crash in Russia on Wednesday evening.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Kyiv journalist John Sweeney said: “Priogozhin has got previous for this. In 2019 he was supposed to be on a plane in the Congo. It crashed and it turned out he wasn’t on the plane, so you have to worry a little about this. He’s kind of like a vampire. Are we really sure he’s dead?”