Putin-linked businessman on US elections: ‘We have interfered, are interfering’

Yevgeny Prigozhin

Kremlin-connected businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has admitted that he interfered in U.S. elections and would continue to do so.

The statement by the man known as “Putin’s chef” because of his catering company confirmed for the first time the accusations that he has rejected for years.

In a posting on a Russian social media platform, Prigozhin said: “We have interfered, are interfering and will continue to interfere. Carefully, precisely, surgically and in our own way.”

The remarks came on the eve of U.S. midterm elections in response to a request for comment.

Prigozhin and other Russians were charged in 2018 with operating a covert social media campaign aimed at dividing American public opinion ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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