Speaking to reporters at a daily briefing, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “there are many different theories” about what happened in connection with the crash of the plane carrying Prigozhin and that they “should be considered”. has been”, including “willful misconduct”.
According to the report, the statement pointed to the possibility that the plane was “deliberately crashed” and was the first admission that Mr Prigozhin may have been murdered. reuters,
Mr Peskov urged reporters to wait until the Russian Investigative Committee (RIC) probe is over. Last week, RIC announced the opening of a criminal case over the alleged flight safety breaches. This charge is often made when the Russian investigative agency has no reason to suspect a crime.
Scene of the plane crash carrying Mr. Prigozhin. Photo: Sputnik
Some Western media said Moscow may have been behind the plane crash carrying Mr. Prigozhin. However, the Kremlin dismissed this “speculation” and confirmed that the above allegation was “completely untrue”. Russian President Vladimir Putin promised a thorough investigation of the incident.
The commercial plane carrying Prigozhin, the founder and head of the private military company Wagner, and his top representatives crashed on the way from Moscow to St. All 10 people on board the ship died in Petersburg last week.
The aircraft was manufactured by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. Responding to reports that Russia has refused to assist Brazilian aviation authorities in the investigation, Peskov said the investigation would be conducted domestically.
Mr. Prigozhin was buried in his hometown, St. Petersburg in a private ceremony that was kept secret until the evening of 29 August.