The Kremlin mentioned on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t plan to attend a funeral Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the private military group Wagner, who died in a plane crash Particularly final week.
The airplane crash got here two months after an armed riot organized by his group towards the senior leaders of the Russian military, by which it seized town of Rostov within the south of the nation, and superior in direction of Moscow, earlier than retreating, 200 kilometers from the capital.
In response to a query about whether or not Putin will attend the funeral, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters: “The presence of the president is out of the query.”
Peskov defined that the Kremlin doesn’t have particular info relating to the funeral preparations, indicating that it’s a household matter.
Investigators mentioned on Sunday that genetic exams confirmed that Prigozhin was among the many 10 individuals who died within the airplane crash.
The Kremlin has dismissed recommendations by some Western politicians and commentators that Putin ordered Prigozhin’s killing out of revenge, describing them as a “sheer lie”.