Here’s the latest on Wednesday’s plane crash in Russia, and the presumed death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner mercenary group.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken for the first time about the incident
- In a televised address, he sent his condolences to the families of the dead, and also described Prigozhin as a talented businessman
- He said Prigozhin was a person “with a complicated fate, and he made serious mistakes in life”
- Putin warned that an investigation into the crash would take time
- Earlier, UK defence sources have said the Russian intelligence service is most likely to have targeted the plane
- For his part, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Kyiv had nothing to do with the crash, but “everyone is aware who is involved”