Russian President Vladimir Putin says that fragments of a hand grenade have been discovered within the our bodies of people that died in an August crash of a aircraft carrying Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Thursday that fragments of a hand grenade have been discovered within the our bodies of people that died in an August crash of Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin’s aircraft.
Putin added that consultants investigating the crash discovered no indication that the aircraft had suffered an “exterior affect.” All 10 folks on board, together with Wagner mercenary group chief Prigozhin, had been killed.
Whereas Putin famous that the probe was nonetheless ongoing and stopped in need of saying what prompted the crash, his assertion appeared to trace that the aircraft was introduced down by an unintended grenade explosion.
Prigozhin’s aborted riot in June marked probably the most severe problem to Putin, who has been in energy for greater than twenty years and eroded his authority.
Precisely two months after the riot’s begin, a aircraft carrying Prigozhin and his prime lieutenants crashed on Aug. 23 whereas flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg.