- Just a day after the Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin reportedly died in a plane crash, Vladimir Putin has commented publicly on it
- The Russian President praised his former caterer as a "savvy businessman" who "made serious mistakes"
- Putin also sent his condolences to the families of the ten people who died in the plane crash - which came exactly two months after Prigozhin's brief mutiny
Russian President, Vladimir Putin has broken his silence on the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of Wagner, a private military company.
Legit.ng had reported how Prigozhin died in a plane crash that resulted in the deaths of 10 people.
When news of Prigozhin’s death broke on Wednesday, August 23, there were conspiracy thoughts that Putin had a hand in it.
Putin has expressed condolences over the Prigozhin plane crash
But speaking at a meeting with the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin in the Kremlin, the Russian leader said Prigozhin was “a man of difficult fate, but talented,” Aljazeera reported.
“First of all, I want to express my sincere condolences to the families of all the victims, this is always a tragedy,” said Putin.
He added in televised comments that it was necessary to await the outcome of the official investigation into the crash, in which all 10 people on board were killed. The Russian president said the inquiry would take some time.
He said Prigozhin was a talented man who made “mistakes” and the Wagner crash victims made a “significant contribution” in Ukraine, CNN report added.
“Indeed, if they were there, it seems … preliminary information suggests that Wagner Group employees were also on board,” Putin noted further during a meeting with the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin in the Kremlin, CNN report added.
Wagner Boss dies in plane crash amid Niger Republic crisis
Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of Wagner, a private military company, has been killed in a plane crash.
Ten people were on board the private jet that crashed in the north of Moscow, the capital of Russia.
The Russian Civil Aviation Authority said seven passengers and three crew were on board the Embraer aircraft, which was en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg
India's 'Chandrayaan' 3 hours away from historic Moon landing after Russia's failed attempt
The Indian’s Chandrayaan-3 spaceship mission is a couple of hours away from a successful landing on the moon after a failed attempt by a Russian ship.
A similar moon exploration was undertaken by a Russian space jet but crashed on its way to landing on the mood.
However, India is on the verge of making history this Wednesday, August 23, by becoming the first country whose spaceship would land on the moon’s south pole.