Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences over the plane crash that killed Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin.
“As for the aviation tragedy, first of all, I want to express my most sincere condolences to the families of all the victims. It’s always a tragedy,” Putin said in televised remarks on Thursday.
Putin says Prigozhin was a ‘talented’ person who made ‘serious mistakes’ but achieved the right results.
The crash occurred exactly two months after Prigozhin led a mutiny against Russia’s army leadership, an act of rebellion that Putin at the time condemned as a treacherous “stab in the back”.
But after the revolt was quickly defused with a deal, Prigozhin and some of his fighters left Russia for Belarus.Follow TKG on Twitter & Facebook