The people who killed the Russian documentary filmmakers Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko in the Central African Republic (CAR) last year may have flown in especially to do this from the part of the Donbas not controlled by Ukraine, and returned there after committing the murder. This theory was proposed by Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Russian activist band Pussy Riot, who is carrying out his own investigation into the filmmakers’ deaths.
“The people who carried out the operation flew in from the Donbas and flew back,” Verzilov told RTVI in an interview. He did not
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Provisional information indicates that members of the Private Military Company (PMC) Wagner who
In September 2018, Pyotr Verzilov was taken to hospital for loss of sight and speech. He was taken from Moscow to a clinic in Berlin, where he spent about two weeks. The German doctors and his relatives expressed the opinion that he may have been poisoned. Verzilov believed that the poisoning was connected to his investigation of the incident in the CAR.
Journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, cameraman Kirill Radchenko
“Wagner” is the nom de guerre of Dmitry Utkin, a former special forces commander in Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate. The private military contractors in his company are reported to have fought in the Donbas and in Syria. Utkin himself was seen at a reception in the Kremlin in December 2016.
Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian businessman with close ties to President Vladimir Putin. He has been nicknamed “Putin’s chef” due to the large number of catering contracts he receives from Kremlin officials. He is believed to be the organizer and financier of the internet “Troll Factory” and PMC Wagner, although he denies this.