Making a statement after the private jet, which includes the leader of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, Evgeny Prigojin, on the passenger list, crashed near the Russian capital Moscow, US President Joe Biden said, “I don’t know exactly what happened, but I’m not surprised.”
Indicating that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have had a hand in the downing of the plane in question, Biden said, “There are not many incidents in Russia that Putin is not behind. But I don’t know enough to know the background of the incident,” he said.
Prigojin’s Embraer ERJ-135BJ type private jet departed from Moscow, the capital of Russia, to St. While flying to St. Petersburg, he crashed in the Tver region, and a total of 10 people, including 3 pilots, died in the accident.