Earlier, the court found unreliable the words of the journalist that Yevgeny Prigozhin owns the Wagner PMC.
“The court refused to review the decision in the case of Prigozhin vs. Venediktov. The court did not believe Prigozhin that he was the founder and financier of the Wagner group. The court refused to accept Prigozhin’s “gift” to Venediktov,” Alexei Venediktov wrote on Telegram.
“The court ruled to dismiss the application to review the previous court decision due to newly discovered circumstances,” the press service of the court confirmed to TASS. Also, the decision of the court was confirmed by the correspondent of RIA Novosti, who was present at the court session.
“I think that the refusal is due to the incredible consolidation of society, which rejects the liberal anti-Russian threat. Although Venediktov, of course, is a pity. Everyone fled, and he alone takes the rap for them, ”Mr. Prigogine answered the request of Kommersant, he was quoted by his press service.
Back in July 2022, Yevgeny Prigozhin denied his connection with the Wagner PMC, despite the fact that after the start of the military operation, he repeatedly acted as a representative of a private military company. Only in September of the same year, the businessman admitted that it was he who founded Wagner PMC in 2014. After that, Alexei Venediktov said that he would submit the verdict for review “due to newly discovered circumstances.” In January 2023, Yevgeny Prigozhin announced that he was “giving victory” in court to Alexei Venediktov in his lawsuit.