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Putin breaks silence over Prigozhin plane crash

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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”

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Source: BBC

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