On Tuesday (August 29), Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov informed reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no intentions of attending the funeral of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner private military group.
This statement comes in response to inquiries regarding Putin’s presence at Prigozhin’s last rites. According to an AFP report, Peskov stated, “The president’s attendance is not planned.” Peskov also indicated that the Kremlin lacks specific details about the funeral arrangements for the mercenary leader, asserting that these decisions lie within the purview of Prigozhin’s family.
Addressing uncertainties surrounding Prigozhin’s status in the aftermath of a plane crash near Moscow, it was confirmed on Sunday that he was indeed one of the 10 individuals who lost their lives in the incident.
Russia’s Investigative Committee spokesperson, Svetlana Petrenko, announced that molecular-genetic examinations, conducted as part of the investigation into the Tver region plane crash, had been concluded.