Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Russian Wagner mercenary group, has denied reports of his death.
Appearing in a new video, Prigozhin assured that he is alive and well.
The warlord, who filmed the video in Africa in August, stated that everything is fine.
Previously, it was rumored that Prigozhin had perished in a plane crash near Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had criticized Prigozhin for his mistakes, and the United States accused Putin of ordering his assassination.
There are unconfirmed reports suggesting that the private jet carrying Prigozhin was shot down by Russian military forces.
Prigozhin’s burial took place in St Petersburg earlier this week.
However, In the short video, posted on Wagner’s Grey Zone Telegram channel, Wagner said, “For those talking about whether I’m alive or not, how I’m doing, now it’s the weekend, the second half of August 2023, I’m in Africa.
“For those who like to discuss my elimination, private life, income or other things – basically I’m fine.”