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Qaddafi’s Son Won’t Rule in Libya, Aide to ‘Putin’s Chef’ Says

  • Maxim Shugaley sees little hope for Saif Qaddafi in elections
  • Prigozhin ally who was held in Libyan jail speaks in interview
Maxim Shugaley
Maxim ShugaleyPhotographer: Elena Chernyshova/Bloomberg

Efforts to win power in Libya by Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, the son of the country’s late ousted dictator Moammar Qaddafi, won’t succeed, according to the man who’s been at the center of Kremlin-backed efforts to support him.

Maxim Shugaley acts as a political consultant for Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian tycoon close to President Vladimir Putin. He spent 18 months in a Libyan jail accused by the government of plotting to interfere in Libya’s presidential elections in Qaddafi’s favor. The Kremlin pushed for his release.