Biden briefed after plane crash reportedly kills 10, including Wagner chief

Biden briefed after plane crash reportedly kills 10, including Wagner chief

'If confirmed, no one should be surprised,' White House says

By Michael Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AA) - The White House said Wednesday that US President Joe Biden has been briefed after a private plane crashed outside of Moscow with 10 people on board, including Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Prigozhin was included on the list of passengers on the Embraer business jet that crashed in the Tver Region, located northwest of the capital, according to Russia's state-run news agency, TASS.

The plane had departed Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport en route to St. Petersburg.

"We have seen the reports. If confirmed, no one should be surprised," National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson told reporters.

The crash comes two months after Prigozhin led a mutiny against Russia's military that was quickly aborted as his forces closed in on the Russian capital. In the weeks after the armed rebellion, Biden said Prigozhin should be cautious about his life, alluding to past poisonings blamed on Russia that targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's political enemies.

“If I were he, I’d be careful what I ate. I’d be keeping my eye on my menu," said Biden. "I don't think any of us know for sure what the future of Prigozhin is in Russia."

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