Prigozhin has not appeared in any video or photos since he left the Russian headquarters in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday night but his planes fly over both Russia and Belarus
The exact whereabouts of Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin remain unknown, but two planes linked to him continue to travel across Russia and Belarus.
Prigozhin has not been seen in any video or photos since he left the Russian headquarters in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday night.
According to CNN, last Tuesday, both planes were captured in a BlackSky satellite image remaining grounded at Machulishchy Air Base, just outside the Belarusian capital, Minsk. On the same day, the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, claimed that Prigozhin was “in Belarus”.
Flight tracking data from FlightRadar24 shows the planes left the airbase at 10:45pm local time on Tuesday. One plane — RA-02795 (an Embraer Legacy) — traveled to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, the other — RA-02878 (a Bae-125) — to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport.
RA-02795 spent just over two hours in Moscow before taking off for St Petersburg at 2am on Wednesday.
Both aircraft were in St Petersburg for around nine hours yesterday, Wednesday, before RA-02878 departed for Moscow’s Zhukovsky International Airport.
CNN previously reported that US and European intelligence officials were monitoring the planes’ movements, but could not say for sure if Prigozhin was on the plane.
“He’s using it as a deception tactic,” a US official told CNN about why Prigozhin’s exact location is difficult to pinpoint.
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