(Moscow) The Kremlin said Friday it was satisfied with the progress of the investigation into the plane crash that killed the boss of the Wagner paramilitary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, although no explanation has been put forward for more than three weeks after the incident.
Prigozhin had fallen from grace and was considered a traitor by Russian President Vladimir Putin for orchestrating a mutiny on June 23. Two months to the day later, he died along with his top lieutenants in the crash of his private jet.
Ukraine and the West suspect revenge from the Kremlin, a thesis that Moscow rejects, but without so far explaining the causes of the fall of the aircraft which was carrying out a flight from Moscow to Saint Petersburg.
“We absolutely do not consider” that the investigation is too slow, Dmitri Peskov said Friday during his daily briefing to the press.
“This is not a simple investigation, not a simple incident and that is why making comments is totally premature,” he argued.
The plane’s black boxes were found almost immediately and the plane’s steep fall was filmed.
Russian investigators have not said whether they are favoring the possibility of an assassination, a technical problem or a human error and the only investigation opened so far concerns violations of air safety rules.