Wagner warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin was resigned to his fate and spoke of his death in a video before fireball jet smash | The Sun

WARLORD Yevgeny Prigozhin was resigned to his fate and spoke of his death in a video recorded before he was presumed dead in a fireball jet smash.

The 62-year-old Wagner army commander shrugged: “Death is not the end – it is the beginning of something else.

"That’s right! We are all going to hell but in hell we’ll be the best."

Tyrant Vladimir Putin ordered his FSB secret service to assassinate Prigozhin, UK intelligence sources said following the crash on Wednesday.

And Prigozhin appeared resigned to his fate two months after leading a rebel march to within 120 miles of Moscow in June in the biggest challenge to Putin’s 20 year rule.

Russia's Civil Aviation Authority claimed the shaven-headed mercenary chief was among ten passengers on an Embraer Legacy 600 business jet which crashed north of Moscow.

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But conspiracy theories swirled that he may have been using a body double “twin” when the jet spiralled to its doom and exploded leaving no survivors.

There was still no comment from the Kremlin or Russia's defence ministry as the death of the former catering firm tycoon dubbed “Putin’s Chef” had yet to be officially confirmed.

Eight bodies were recovered from the crash site nine miles from the town of Khotilovo in the Bologovsky district.

Putin spoke publicly for the first time since the crash in a video address to the BRICS nations summit in South Africa but made no mention of the death of his former friend and close aide.

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Prigozhin’s plane is believed to have been downed by a ground-to-air missile or a bomb hidden on board by FSB hitmen.

And investigators were said to be focussed on a case of fine wine delivered to the jet shortly before take-off, which could have concealed explosives.

Questions were also being asked about “repairs” to the plush blue and white aircraft which delayed its take-off from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport bound for St Petersburg.

It crashed soon after take-off and another Prigozhin jet flying in convoy returned to the airport after appearing to zig-zag as if avoiding a missile attack.

Investigators are probing the possibility an explosive was put into the jet's landing gear apartment, reports Russian outlet SHOT.

It comes after at least 40 high profile Russian figures have mysteriously died since Putin launched his bloody war in Ukraine over a year ago

Experts believe Putin appears to be presiding over a "mafia" state where murder is a tool used to defeat his enemies and to scare his uneasy allies into keeping in line.

Prigozhin flew to Moscow for an unknown reason after returning from Africa – and it is unknown if he was summoned there by the Kremlin.

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