Businessman close to Putin admits meddling in US elections

Russian businessman close to the Kremlin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, admitted Monday of “interfering” in the US elections, on the eve of the important midterm elections in the United States, where Moscow has been accused for years of meddling.

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We have intervened, we are, and we will continue to do so. Prigogine was quoted in a social media post from his company Concord, citing Prigogine carefully, meticulously, surgically, in a unique way.

The comments came in response to a question about accusations of Russian interference in the mid-term elections scheduled to be held in the United States on Tuesday, an election that Moscow is closely monitoring in the context of the crisis between it and Washington since the start of its offensive. in Ukraine.

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Mr. Prigogine, who is under US and European sanctions, has been accused for several years of interfering in US elections, particularly during the 2016 presidential election.

He is specifically accused of creating “troll farm”, false profiles operating on social networks to try to influence voters, for example by discrediting candidates or transmitting false information.

The once reticent businessman is increasingly asserting himself as a public figure in Russia, compounding the manifestations of support for the Moscow offensive in Ukraine.

At the end of September, Mr. Prigozhin notably acknowledged the creation of the Wagner paramilitary group in 2014 to fight in Ukraine, recognizing its presence in particular in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

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It is suspected that for years this paramilitary group has been carrying out low-key Kremlin actions in the shadows in various theaters of operations, which Moscow and Mr. Prigozhin have always denied.

Renowned for being close to Vladimir Putin, Mr. Prigozhin was for a time one of the suppliers of Kremlin kitchens, which earned him the nickname “Putin’s Chef”.

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