On August 25, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesperson, answered a question about whether the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will attend the funeral of Yevgeny Prigozhin. Peskov mentioned the President of the Russian Federation having a very “busy work schedule.” Source: Russian media.
The Kremlin Responds: Will Putin Attend Prihodko’s Funeral
Journalists asked Dmitry Peskov whether the Kremlin leader can attend Prigozhin’s funeral. He began by stating that he doesn’t know how much time will be needed for necessary identification procedures. Then he added that the Russian dictator currently has a “busy work schedule.”
Furthermore, the press secretary of the Russian president continues to deny Putin’s involvement in the incident with Prigozhin’s aircraft. He reiterated in the usual manner that “all of this (information from Western media) is absolutely false.”
How does Putin comment on Prigozhin’s death?
On August 24, the Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin publicly responded for the first time to the plane crash, on board of which, as claimed by the Russian aviation authority, was the leader of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin. During a conversation with the head of the Donetsk occupiers, Denis Pushilin, the Russian dictator expressed condolences to all the deceased and spoke about Prigozhin’s talents.
“I knew Prigozhin for a very long time, since the early 1990s. He had a complex fate, and he made serious mistakes in his life. He pursued necessary results—for himself and, when I asked him, for our common cause in recent months. He was a talented individual, a talented businessman,” cynically stated the Russian dictator.