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Prigozhin’s media group closes following leader’s exile

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Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin’s media firm Patriot Media Group introduced its closure Saturday within the persevering with aftermath of Prigozhin’s transient march in direction of Moscow, which noticed him exiled from Russia. The Moscow Instances additionally reported that the Web Analysis Company, the Russian “troll manufacturing unit” implicated within the 2016 US election meddling scandal, had shut down as a part of Patriot Media Group’s holdings.

The transfer was introduced in a video on RIA FAN, a militant pro-Russia information company owned and managed by Prigozhin, by RIA FAN director Yevgeny Zubarev. RIA FAN was added to the EU’s sanctions listing together with the Wagner Group again in April 2023, for what the European Council described as “pro-government propaganda and disinformation on Russia’s battle of aggression in opposition to Ukraine.”

Following Prigozhin’s exile to Belarus, Russian information websites reported that the nation’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor had blocked Prigozhin-linked media shops, which can have precipitated the Patriot Media Group’s collapse.

The media group’s collapse additional compounds Prigozhin’s misfortunes following his failed transfer in opposition to the Russian navy, which he insisted was not an try to overthrow the Russian state. Prigozhin’s Harmony catering agency’s multi-billion greenback contract with the Russian navy was additionally annulled on Saturday, and President Vladimir Putin announced that its funds could be investigated following Prigozhin’s obvious mutiny.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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