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Putin says Prigozhin's plane blown up from inside, hand grenade fragments found

Prigozhin and two of his top lieutenants of Wagner private military contractor were among the 10 people killed when the jet came down as it flew from Moscow.

A preliminary US intelligence assessment concluded that an intentional explosion caused the crash, and Western officials have pointed to a long list of Putin foes who have been assassinated. (File)
Published on Oct 06, 2023 09:17 AM IST
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Nobel Foundation withdraws Russia, Belarus and Iran's invite to prize ceremony

The Nobel Foundation on Saturday withdrew its invitation for representatives of Russia, Belarus and Iran to attend this year’s Nobel Prize award ceremonies.

The foundation said Saturday it recognized “the strong reactions in Sweden, which completely overshadowed this message
Published on Sep 03, 2023 04:38 AM IST
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Russia can't attend Nobel Prize event this year; invitation revoked after flak

Several Swedish lawmakers said they would boycott this year's award ceremonies after Nobel Foundation invited representatives of the three countries to attend.

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Published on Sep 02, 2023 07:30 PM IST

Belarus' Lukashenko says demands for Wagner to withdraw ‘groundless’: Report

Wagner, whose leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed in a plane crash in Russia last week, relocated some of its fighters to Belarus under a deal

FILE - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko listens, during his meeting with foreign correspondents, in Minsk, Belarus, on July 6, 2023. A former member of Lukashenko’s special security forces is set to face trial in Switzerland next month for the forced disappearances of political opponents in the late 1990s, according to human rights and victims advocacy groups Wednesday Aug. 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)(AP)
Published on Aug 31, 2023 03:25 PM IST
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What a warlord’s death illustrates about Russia

Prigozhin's death raises questions about Vladimir Putin's future in office and the war in Ukraine. A warlord is dead and the wars continue.

FILE PHOTO: A view shows a portrait of Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin at a makeshift memorial in Moscow, Russia August 24, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 30, 2023 10:46 PM IST
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