– 100 percent for now. We can talk about the confirmed death of Utkin and other passengers. As for Prigozhin, let’s just say that not everything is closed yet. As for the regulators, let’s think about who can benefit from this? Yusuf stressed that “I think that in this case, everything is quite clear.”
Asked if the Ukrainian secret service had suspicions about Prigozhin’s death, he replied that in his opinion more time would be needed on this issue.
Plane crash with Prigozhin on board
On August 23, Russia’s air transport agency Rosaviatia reported that Yevgeny Prigozhin and his “right man” Dmitry Utkin were on board the plane that crashed in the Tver region of western Russia. A few days later, the Russian Investigative Committee confirmed that Prigozhin and Utkin were among the dead.
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On August 29, the press service of Prigozhin’s Concorde company reported that his funeral was private and held at a cemetery on the outskirts of his native Saint Petersburg. Two days later, Utkin was buried with military honors in the National Pantheon near Moscow.
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