August 26, 2023 at 2:00 a.m. EDT
The black field was recovered by the Russian Investigative Committee on Friday, the Russian state information company Tass reported, because the investigation into the crash continues.
Right here’s the most recent on the conflict and its ripple results throughout the globe.
Consultants cautioned that it’s too early to definitively say what may have led to the airplane crash and that proof stays restricted. Early assessments by U.S. officers counsel the potential of an onboard explosion, The Submit reported.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed that he had warned Prigozhin a few menace to his life if he continued his march to Moscow throughout a short-lived mutiny in June, in accordance with state information company BelTA. Lukashenko in the end brokered a deal that ended the rise up and allowed Wagner personnel to maneuver to Belarus.
The Kremlin dismissed hypothesis from Western analysts and officers that Prigozhin was seemingly assassinated on the route of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with out confirming Prigozhin’s demise. “It’s all a lie,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated Friday, in accordance with Tass. All of the hypothesis within the West is “from a sure angle,” he added.
President Biden stated he was not shocked by Prigozhin’s presumed demise, including that he was not at liberty to discuss what introduced down the airplane. “We’re making an attempt to nail down exactly, however I don’t have something to say,” he informed reporters Friday.
Ukraine struck a brigade in Russia-occupied Crimea on Friday, Ukraine’s army intelligence spokesperson Andriy Yusov claimed in a report in media outlet Liga.net. The assault was a joint operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Safety Service of Ukraine, in accordance with Ukrainian Pravda. The Submit couldn’t independently confirm the claims.
A pair of the U.S.-led coalition’s F-35 fighter jets in Syria approached a Russian Su-35 airplane “dangerously” on Friday, Vadim Kulit, a Russian Protection Ministry official claimed, in accordance with Tass. The incident occurred within the southern border of Syria within the al-Tanf space, he added.
It may take between six and eight months for F-16 superior fighter jets to be delivered to Ukraine, Defense Minister of Netherlands Kajsa Ollongren stated in an interview to European Pravda. A number of circumstances need to be met, together with pilot coaching and spare half provides earlier than the switch can happen, she stated.
There isn’t a different to the Black Sea Grain initiative, Turkish International Minister Hakan Fidan stated throughout a go to to Kyiv on Friday, Turkey’s state-owned TRT World reported. Other ways are being sought, however they include dangers and can’t exchange the unique plan, he stated at a information convention alongside Ukrainian International Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
Russia warned Moldova towards its ongoing assist to Ukraine on Friday, Tass reported, amid rising tensions between the 2 international locations. A Russian International Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakhrova, stated that doing so would destabilize the area.
In Ukraine, some see consuming Aperol Spritz as supporting Russia: The favored cocktail Aperol Spritz, synonymous with summer time in Europe, is the most recent casualty of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, report Siobhán O’Grady and Kostiantyn Khudov. Many bars that when served the quintessential drink are actually boycotting it, citing the choice of the model’s proprietor, Italy-based Campari Group, to proceed working in Russia.
“We had glasses with the Aperol identify on them and we destroyed them or threw them within the trash,” stated Pavlo Lavrykhin, 29, a bartender at Squat 17B, a hipster hangout tucked behind a residential constructing in central Kyiv.