Day 552 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russia's War is Weakening its Economic Stability at Home

Day 552 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Yevgeny Prigozhin has been buried
  • Putin will not attend Prigozhin's funeral
  • The Pope did not intend to glorify Russian imperialism, the Vatican said
  • Russia's war is weakening its economic stability at home
  • Zelensky: Ukraine is increasing its own weapons production
  • Russia claims: Our air defense shot down drones over the Tula region
  • US accuses Russia of intimidation after former consular official charged with espionage
  • The White House confirmed: Prigozhin died in the plane crash
  • Pope Francis has come under fire for praising the Russian tsars
  • South Korea increases aid to Ukraine eightfold for 2024

Yevgeny Prigozhin has been buried

The head of Russia's private military company Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who died in a plane crash last week, has been buried, Reuters reported, citing his press office.

It announced today that Prigozhin was buried in a private ceremony at a cemetery on the outskirts of his hometown of St. Petersburg. Earlier in the day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian President Vladimir Putin would not attend the funeral of the once-close businessman.

⚡️#BREAKING Funeral Prigozhin took place at a cemetery on the outskirts of St Petersburg — Prigozhin press service

— War Monitor (@WarMonitors) August 29, 2023

Putin will not attend Prigozhin's funeral

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