theo Guardian, President Putin confirmed the death of Mr. Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Meanwhile, Radio Artificial satellite Putin said that Putin emphasized that the private military company Wagner has made a significant contribution to the war against Ukraine. He also stated, “It appears that the primary data indicates that Wagner’s employees were also present”.
The Russian President noted that the head of the Russian Investigative Committee informed about the start of the investigation into the accident “with Prigozhin” – Artificial satellite Citation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin – Photo: TASS
“I have known Prigozhin for a very long time, since the early 1990s. He is a man with a complex fate who has made many serious mistakes in his life. He is a talented businessman, a talented person, does business not only “Achieve more results in our country, but also abroad, especially in Africa,” Putin said during a meeting with Denis Pushilin, the executive leader of Donetsk appointed by Russia.
Putin also stressed that the plane crash was a tragedy TASS,
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also called for “focus on facts” when asked about the accident in the Tver region.
“Immediately an investigation was launched, the case was opened. Investigators are working,” Lavrov told reporters.
Earlier, on August 23, an Embraer private plane crashed in the Tver region, confirmed to be owned by tycoon Wagner Prigozhin.
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Service (Rosaviatsiya) confirmed late on 23 August that Prigozhin was among the passengers on the flight.