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QUOTES-Reaction to Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin in plane crash with no survivors

Aug 23 (Reuters) – Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was listed as a passenger of a private jet that crashed north of Moscow on Wednesday evening with no survivors, Russian authorities said.

Reuters could not immediately confirm that he was on the plane. The following is a response:

*U.S. National Security Spokesperson Adrienne Watson:

“We’ve seen the reports. If they’re confirmed, no one should be surprised.”

*Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia, to CNN:

“If true, it shows that Putin will eliminate opponents and that scares anyone who thinks of expressing a different opinion than his own.”

*British lawmaker Alicia Kearns, Chair of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, on social media platform X:

“The speed with which the Russian government has confirmed that Yevgeny Prigozhin was on a plane that crashed on a flight from Moscow to St Petersburg should tell us everything we need to know. Reports that Russian air defenses shot down the plane show Putin sending a very loud warning. message.”

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*Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on state news channel TVP Info

“…We would have great difficulty naming anyone who would intuitively think this was a coincidence. It so happens that political opponents whom Vladimir Putin considers a threat to his power do not die naturally.”

(Edited by Cynthia Osterman)

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