Zelensky Ukraine Has No Connection in Boss Wagner Plane Crash. President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine was not involved in the Embraer Legacy private jet crash, which allegedly killed Wagner Group mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin.Prigozhin and other passengers allegedly died in a plane crash that occurred in Tver, Russia, on Wednesday (23/8) local time.
We have nothing to do with this situation.That has been confirmed said Zelensky at a press conference Wednesday quoted by CNN.
He later said But I think everyone knows who was involved.
Embraer Legacy crashed in Tver while flying to St. Petersburg from Moscow. According to Russian media reports, half an hour after takeoff, the private jet made a sharp dive for about 30 seconds before crashing. The operator that operates Embraer later released a list of the jet’s passengers. They are Sergey Propustin, Evgeniy Makaryan, Aleksandr Totmin, Nikolay Matuseev, Valeriy Chekalov as Prigozhin’s subordinate, Prigozhin’s right-hand man Dmitry Utkin, and Yevgeny Prigozhin. According to information known at the outset, all passengers died. So far, eight bodies have been found. However, authorities have not been able to identify the victims. This accident sparked speculation from a number of parties, considering that two months earlier Prigozhin had rebelled against Moscow.
The group claimed to be affiliated with Wagner, Gray Zone, accused the Russian Ministry of Defense of firing missiles at the jet.
Several sources who declined to be named also believe the plane was shot down using one or more surface-to-air missiles. Russia meanwhile said an investigation into the cause of the plane crash was being carried out. As reported by Reuters they remember Prigozhin as a hero and patriot who died at the hands of.
3Russian traitors. Apart from Prigozhin, a number of high-ranking officials and Wagner officials were also on board, including Dmitry Utkin. He was Prigozhin’s right-hand man who also helped the leader set up Wagner. They boarded the plane with the Moscow to Saint Petersburg route, carrying seven passengers and three cabin crew.