Wagner Convoys On Their Way to Russia? — Prigozhin’s Death & the Future of Russia & Ukraine

Jakub Ferencik
4 min readAug 27, 2023

By now, we have all heard the news out of Russia that a private jet crashed with the Wagner leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and two other top Wagner generals, one of whom was Dmitry Utkon — Wagner’s original founder.

In total, there were ten people on board the aircraft (including three crew members), who died.

Since then, there have been videos surfacing across Telegram, as well as other social media channels, where Prigozhin’s followers are seen threatening Putin.

Wagner convoys have been seen on their way to Russia, with Belarussian forces unable to stop them.

Is another mutiny possible?

Let’s discuss.

Photo by Michael Parulava on Unsplash

In this article, I won’t exactly analyze Prigozhin’s coup, as it is now “old news” (happening just about two months ago). If you are interested, however, I outlined the reasoning for it in this article, titled “Prigozhin’s Genius Withdrawal from an Unwinnable War.”

I recommend reading it to keep up to date. The context is relevant. Knowing about some of the details will help ground these new developments in much-needed context.

Wagner’s Original Purpose & Demise



Jakub Ferencik

Journalist in Prague | Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views