24 Aug 2023

Putin breaks silence on Wagner boss Prigozhin plane crash

International Editor

Twenty four hours after the plane crash thought to have killed Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, Vladimir Putin has commented publicly on it.

The Russian President praised his former caterer as a “savvy businessman” who “made serious mistakes”.

He also sent his condolences to the families of the ten people who died in the crash – which came exactly two months after Prigozhin’s brief mutiny.

And Putin warned that investigations into what caused it will take time.