Putin Breaks Silence on Prigozhin’s Plane Crash

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday made his first comments about Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s presumed death in a plane crash.

“I’ve known Prigozhin for a very long time, since the early 1990s. He was a man with no easy fate. He made some serious mistakes in his life, but he also achieved the needed results—both for himself and, when I asked him, for the common cause,” Putin said during a televised meeting, according to the Kremlin-controlled news agency Tass.

Putin’s comments are the closest words yet in way of confirmation regarding Prigozhin’s death. The founder of the mercenary Wagner organization was listed as a passenger on a jet that crashed in Russia’s Tver region on Wednesday, killing all 10 people aboard.

Prigozhin was once a close ally of Putin, and his Wagner Group grew to prominence during the war in Ukraine after Putin’s formal military suffered a string of defeats at the ends of Kyiv’s forces. More recently, though, Prigozhin fell out of favor with the Kremlin after he accused Russia’s military of attacking his troops before launching a brief mutiny against Moscow in late June that ended shortly after it began. (Read more from ”
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