Kremlin says Prigozhin crash may have been 'deliberate'


The Kremlin on Wednesday said the plane crash that killed the head of the mercenary Wagner Group could have been done deliberately.

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters “deliberate wrongdoing” is among the causes Russian investigators are considering in the crash last week that killed Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin, The Associated Press reported.

“It is obvious that different versions are being considered, including the version – you know what we are talking about – let’s say, a deliberate atrocity,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters when asked about the investigation, according to Reuters.

Prigozhin was killed when a flight he was taking from Moscow to St. Petersburg went down under mysterious causes last week. The crash killed all 10 passengers. The Wagner Group leader led a march against the Russian Military in July. Since then, speculation has been rampant that he may have been assassinated.

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