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    Joe Biden on Yevgeni Prigozhin’s plane crash: “I’m not surprised”

    US President Joe Biden added that “there’s not much going on in Russia that Putin isn’t behind.” But he avoided confirming his death.

    The President of the United States, Joe Biden, said he was not surprised by the accident of a plane this Wednesday in central Russia and whose passenger list included the head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeni Prigozhin.

    “I have no concrete information about what has hpened, but I’m not surprised,” Biden said in statements to the press, who also took the opportunity to mention Russian President Vladimir Putin, although he stopped short of directly accusing him of the crashed plane.

    “There’s not much that hpens in Russia that Putin isn’t behind., but I don’t have enough information to know the answer. I’ve been working out for the last hour and a half,” Biden added.

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    Before speaking to the press, the president, first lady Jill Biden, and members of their family took a Pilates class followed by a spinning class.




    The crash site of a private jet near the village of Kuzhenkino, in the Tver region. AP Photo

    Informed

    Biden and his family meet this week dEnjoying a Lake Tahoe Vacationlocated between Nevada and California.

    Shortly before his public statements, the White House had reported that the president had been informed of what had hpened.

    In a similar tone, the spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, Adrienne Watson, had previously positioned herself, who went to the social network X (formerly Twitter) to say that Biden’s team had seen the press articles about what hpened. .

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    “If confirmed, no one should be surprised,” stressed Watson, who quoted in his message on X another CNN publication in which it was indicated that Prigozhin pears on the passenger list of the Embraer private plane, which crashed in the Tver region, in central Russia.

    Russian emergency services They have rescued eight bodies in the place where the device crashedbut for now his identity has not been confirmed, according to the official agency RIA Novosti.

    Prigozhin, 62, starred two months ago in a failed military rebellion against the Kremlin in which he came to take one of the most important cities in southern Russia, Rostov-on-Don.

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    After the mediation of the Belarusian president, Alexandr Lukashenko, Prigozhin agreed to withdraw his mercenaries and transfer his base to the territory of that former Soviet republic.

    After accusing him of treason, Putin received him in the Kremlinafter which Prigozhin announced the restart of Wagner’s operations in Africa.

    Precisely, Prigozhin peared on Monday for the first time since the riot in a video, in which he suggested that he had returned to Africa to make Russia “even bigger on all continents.”

    Source: EFE and AFP

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