Yevgeny Prigozhin, a wealthy Russian businessman and close ally to President Vladimir Putin, admitted on Monday that Moscow has interfered in U.S. elections — and will continue to do so.
Prigozhin, the founder of the mercenary military organization Wagner Group, made the admission while responding to a reporter’s questions on social media about a Bloomberg report about the interference.
“Gentlemen, we interfered,” Prigozhin said on social media. “We interfere and we will interfere. Carefully, precisely, surgically and in our own way, as we know how. During our pinpoint operations, we will remove both kidneys and the liver at once.”
In 2020, the Trump administration sanctioned a network of eight people and seven companies linked to Prigozhin.