Putin prigozhin, a Man with a Hard Fate and Made a Serious Mistake. Moskov — russian president vladimir putin expressed his condolences to the family of Yevgeny Prigozhin on Thursday (24/8/2023). Putin broke his silence after prigozhin’s plane crashed, killing 10 passengers. Putin paid lavish tribute to the Wagner mercenary leader, calling him a “talented businessman who knows how to look after his own interests and can, when asked, do something for the common cause. I have known Prigozhin for a long time since the 90s. I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to the families of all the victims. This is a tragedy that putin said in a televised speech at a meeting in the kremlin with the head of the donetsk region appointed by Moscow in the eastern ukrainian state.
He is a man with a difficult fate, and he made serious mistakes in his life he says.
The condolences show that Putin has mixed feelings for Prigozhin. This statement also indirectly confirmed that the victim on the plane was indeed Prigozhin because no high-ranking official had yet confirmed his death. Putin was the only Russian official to make a sad comment. Previously, speculation arose about the crash of the plane in which Prigozhin was traveling. Putin was accused of being the mastermind of the incident. Moreover, two months earlier Prigozhin had led an uprising in Moscow. Prigozhin’s plane crash was seen as an act of revenge by Putin. The cause of the plane crash is also still causing speculation. The plane was allegedly shot down from mainland Russia by a missile. However, other allegations say there were one or two bombs planted in the plane.
British defense attache in Moscow in 2019-2022 John Foreman said the crash was revenge from the Russian president.
The timing is not a coincidence. It’s been two months since Prigozhin launched his attack on Moscow, his uprising. Putin’s revenge has been done on Prigozhin he said. Meanwhile, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said the death of Prigozhin and Wagner’s command two months after the coup attempt was a signal from Putin to the Russian elite ahead of the 2024 elections. Be careful! Disloyalty equals death he said.