25 Aug 2023

Putin sends condolences to Prigozhin's family

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 25 August 2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin has broken his silence following yesterday's fatal plane crash, in which the Wagner mercenary group leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin is presumed to have died.

Prigozhin was listed as a passenger on the private jet, which crashed north of Moscow, killing all 10 people on board

In televised comments, Putin praised Prigozhin as a talented businessman, and gave his sincere condolences to the families of those who died in the crash.

The BBC's security correspondent, Frank Gardner, spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.