Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeni Prigozhin claims he interfered in US elections

Yevgeni Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, claimed that he had interfered in the US elections.


Russian businessman Yevgeni Prigozhin, claimed on Monday, November 7, that he was personally responsible for interfering in the US elections. The head of the notorious Wagner mercenary group had previously been accused of meddling in elections in several Western countries, as reported by

His claim came in response to earlier questions from the Russian press. According to Reuters, Prigozhin wrote on the Russian social media platform VKontakte: “We are involved in the US elections, we are involved and we will be involved in them. Carefully, precisely, surgically, and in our own way, because we know how to act”.

The timing of his comments coincides with the mid-term elections that will be held in the United States today, Tuesday 8. Among other things, the US intelligence authorities have estimated that the Russian administration tried to promote the election of Donald Trump as the US president in the 2016 elections.

Prigozhin is widely being touted as a replacement for Vladimir Putin when the time comes. He has gone from hiding in the shadows to suddenly publicly admitting to founding the Wagner Group and has recently been very vocal in his criticism of the way the Russian operation is being run in Ukraine.

He is often called ‘Putin’s chef because the Russian President has, among other things, dined in Prigozhin’s restaurants and used his catering services at the Kremlin. Prigozhin has long been considered a significant financier of Russia’s disinformation and harassment campaign, and he has been linked to a St. Petersburg’s troll factory, among others.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *