No Final Conclusions on Prigozhin's Plane Crash: Kremlin
13:10 06.10.2023 (Updated: 13:24 10.10.2023)
© Sputnik . Alexeï NikolskiA fragment of the Embraer Legacy plane that crashed in the Tver region on August 23, 2023 (photo archive)
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - There have been no final conclusions on why the plane of Wagner group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin crashed, it is necessary to wait for a report on the results of the investigation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
At the Valdai forum in Sochi on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, citing Russian Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin, that the plane with Prigozhin aboard suffered no external impact when it crashed, adding that fragments of hand grenades were found in the bodies of those killed.
"There have not yet been any final conclusions or a final report from investigators," Peskov told reporters, adding that any official statements can be expected only after the investigation is completed.
6 October 2023, 10:30
One of the established facts is that fragments of hand grenades were found in the bodies of those killed, the official said, adding that the investigation continues.
According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, on August 23, a private Embraer Legacy plane flying from Moscow to St. Petersburg crashed near the village of Kuzhenkino in the Tver Region. Later, the Russian Investigative Committee reported that the identities of all ten victims of the plane crash had been established, and they corresponded to the list stated in the flight manifest. Among the passengers was Yevgeny Prigozhin.
After the incident, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a case of violation of traffic safety rules and operation of air transport.