Preparations are being made for the funeral of Russian mercenary group Wagner's leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, who reportedly died as a result of a suspicious plane crash. It is eagerly awaited whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the funeral of Prigojin, who attempted a coup against him.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made statements about the funeral ceremony of Prigozhin, also known as "Putin's cook". Peskov stated that the Kremlin did not have information about the funeral preparations made by the Prigojin family and that the process was completely under the control of the family.
It was announced that Prigozhin, who traveled to the capital Moscow with an Embraer Legacy 600 model private plane, died along with 9 people on board. The Russian Investigative Committee put an end to the ongoing speculations about the death of the Wagner leader and announced that Prigojin's body was identified by DNA testing.
Western intelligence sources had concluded that Putin had ordered the downing of the plane in their assessment of the crash of Prigozhin's plane. The Kremlin, on the other hand, announced that they did not accept the allegations that Putin had a hand in the crash and interpreted these allegations as "slander".