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Putin ally boasts he 'interfered' in U.S. midterm elections

By Robyn Dixon

07 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin boasted Monday that he was interfering in the U.S. midterm congressional elections, the Washington Post report.

Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin and head of Russia's Wagner mercenary group, which is fighting in Ukraine, boasted on Monday that he was interfering in the United States midterm congressional elections and planned to continue doing so.

Prigozhin gained infamy as an operator of internet "troll farms" and was placed under sanction by the U.S. Treasury Department for his role in meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, using a company he owned, then called the Internet Research Agency, to spread misinformation and sow discord, especially on social media platforms.

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