Kremlin dismisses suggestions he killed Eugene Prigozhin, calling them ‘absolute lies’, but won’t say if Putin will attend his funeral, saying he has ‘a very busy schedule’
The furious Kremlin blasted Western suggestions that Wagner’s warlord Eugene Prigozhin was killed in a plane crash on the orders of Vladimir Putin, calling them “absolute lies”.
Prigozhin, who launched a mutiny against Putin in June, was listed by Russian authorities as one of 10 passengers aboard the doomed plane that crashed in a ball of flame, killing all on board.
And speculation grew as to whether a bomb had been planted on board and whether the Kremlin was behind the attack.
But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov today called such speculation an ‘absolute lie’, while declining to say whether Putin would attend Prigozhin’s funeral because he has ‘a very busy schedule’.
It comes after a string of Western officials, including the former head of Britain’s MI6, suggested Putin was behind the plane crash that allegedly killed Prigozhin.
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Prigozhin was listed by Russian authorities as one of 10 passengers aboard the doomed plane which crashed into a ball of flame, killing all on board.