After years of denying accusations, Russian Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has admitted to interfering in the US midterm elections.

known as ‘Putins chef’ as he owns a number of food service businesses, and is a close ally of the Russian head of state. Prigozhin has been a vocal supporter of the Ukraine war, and has long been implicated in the Wagner Group, a private military company, that has been active in Syria and Ukraine. In September this year he was allegedly filmed recruiting prisoners for Wagner, promising commuted sentences for those who served in Ukraine. Prigozhin similarly denied his involvement in Wagner until recently

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Produced By: Tony Putt

Featured In Story: Dr Michael Jensen, Associate professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra.

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 8 November 2022