Here is the latest news on the war and its repercussions around the world.
DNA tests carried out during the investigation into the plane crash have established “the identity of the 10 victims”. the committee said in a statement. Russian aviation authorities previously confirmed that Prigozhin — together with two of his close associates, Valery Chekalov And Dmitry Utkin – were listed as an Embraer business jet passengerwhich happened in the Tver region, in the west of Russia.
It is unclear whether Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the assassination of Wagner’s leader. Hill said, but “there are a lot of people painting a target on Prigozhin’s back.” She specialized in European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council from 2017 to 2019 and now works at the Brookings Institution. She said the Russian military wanted retaliation for her mutiny. “The system itself expected him to be shut out one way or another,” Hill said in an interview that aired Sunday on “Face the Nation.”
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he warned Prigozhin about his safety at least twice.Belarusian state news agency BelTA reported. Lukashenko claimed he told Prigozhin about it that he could guarantee his “full security” by talking to Putin and deporting him to Belarus, but that the leader of the mercenary group never accepted his offer, BelTA reported on Friday.
The evidence does not suggest that a simple mechanical problem or human error caused the plane crash.aeronautical experts told the Washington Postalthough they said there was not enough information available to draw a definitive conclusion. First reviews by US officials suggested the possibility of an explosion on board.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said On Sunday, elections under martial law could only be possible if the United States and Europe provided financial support. Ukraine would also need independent observers to ensure fairness in the process, Zelensky added. Although he said he would not divert arms funds, the leader acknowledged that with additional funds, Ukraine could “quickly” change its legislation, which prohibits the holding of parliamentary or presidential elections under martial law.
Members of the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine will visit several regions of the country on Monday, including Uman in the Cherkasy region and the capital kyiv. The mission is part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of human rights violations and abuses. The commissioners will present their findings at the Human Rights Council session by the end of September.
Three Ukrainian pilots were killed in a mid-air collision during a combat mission on Friday, government officials said. The two L-39 combat training aircraft collided near Zhytomyr, according to Ukrainian Air Force. One of the pilots killed, who carried the call sign “Juice”, had describe to the Post in April 2022, how Ukrainian airmen were repelling Russian invaders.
Zelensky said an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the collision. Zelensky in his night address expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the pilots. Youri IhnatUkrainian air force spokesman said Sunday it was unclear how long the investigation would take, according to The Associated Press.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense shared a video of a memorial for pilots on Sunday. Inside, a man pieces a piano that a soldier later sets on fire.
Ukrainian officials claimed to have thwarted an attempted Russian attack on the Ukrainian capital overnight.. Civil-military administration of Kyiv said Cruise missiles fired in the Caspian Sea area and “moving in the direction of Kiev” were destroyed by air defenses overnight without causing damage or injuries in the capital. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday that “all intended targets were hit” during a “night strike with long-range, precision-guided aerial weapons” against an airfield in the Kyiv region. It was not immediately clear if the two events were identical, and The Post could not independently verify these claims.
Russian Defense Ministry accuses Ukraine of targeting two border regions with drones overnight. THE the ministry said air defenses shot down two drones over Bryansk and Kursk regions on Russia’s western border with Ukraine. La Poste could not independently verify these claims.
Four other Ukrainian military officers have been arrested in connection with a corruption investigationUkrainian security service said on Telegram. The four individuals are accused of helping people escape conscription in exchange for money.
Russian forces on Sunday killed two women and injured one person in two separate attacks, one in the southern Kharkiv region and another in northeast Kherson, according to regional governors. Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Synyehubov said on Telegram that Russian forces hit the village of Odnorobivka on Sunday with multiple rocket launchers, killing a woman. Oleksandr Prokudin, Governor of Kherson Oblast reported this Russian shelling in the town of Virivka killed a 35-year-old woman and injured another person in the attack.
Ukraine is negotiating with the United States, United Kingdom and Canada to obtain security guarantees from Western powers., Zelensky said. “We have started negotiations with Canada on a bilateral document on security guarantees. Earlier, we started with the United States and the United Kingdom,” Zelensky said on Saturday evening. “It will give Ukraine a lot more opportunities. I am grateful to everyone who works for this!
Journalist Evan Gershkovich has appealed a Moscow court’s decision to extend his detention until November, according to Russian state news agency Tass. Gershkovich is being held before trial on espionage charges brought by both the US government and the Wall Street Journal, his employer, say are baseless.
Prigozhin is confirmed dead. What happened to Putin’s other rivals?: Some enemies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, including journalists and opposition politicians, died or fell ill in suspicious circumstances after standing up to the Kremlin leader.
In the latest case, on August 23, Yevgeniy Prigozhin – the leader of the Wagner gun group and a longtime Putin ally turned enemy – was killed, along with the three crew members and six other passengers. on board, when a private plane A plane flying north of Moscow crashed.
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied speculation about the Kremlin’s involvement, calling it “lies”. In June, Prigozhin led a short-lived rebellion against Russia’s top military leaders, sparking wider concerns that Putin would end up punishing him for the mutiny.
Other enemies, Victoria Bisset and Miriam Berger reportwere poisoned, shot or imprisoned.
Mary Ilyushina, Francesca Ebel and Natalia Abbakumova contributed to this report.