Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday expressed his “condolences” over a aircraft crash that killed Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, describing him as a person who made errors however “achieved outcomes”.
An investigation is at present underway into what prompted Wednesday’s crash, which got here precisely two months after Wagner’s short-lived rise up towards Moscow’s navy management.
“Initially I wish to categorical phrases of honest condolences to the households of all of the victims,” Putin mentioned in a televised assembly, calling the incident a “tragedy”.
“I knew Prigozhin for a really very long time, because the early 90s. He was a person of difficult destiny, and he made critical errors in his life, however he achieved the correct outcomes,” Putin added.
He mentioned that an investigation had been launched into the crash, and that “it’ll take a while”.
“It is going to be performed in full and dropped at a conclusion. There is no such thing as a doubt about that,” Putin mentioned, in footage displaying a gathering with the Russian-installed head of the Donetsk area Denis Pushilin.
The circumstances of the crash, which claimed the lives of a few of Prigozhin’s shut entourage, have prompted livid hypothesis a few attainable assassination.
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