The news of the plane crash, in which, according to the Kremlin, was the leader of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, who only in June had orchestrated the “one-day rebellion” against Vladimir Putin, is the first issue today Thursday in the political world of Berlin. .

Germany’s Foreign Minister Analena Berbock sent her own warning in all directions to beware of speculation, speaking to German radio station Deutschlandfunk.

It is not a moment “for hasty conclusions”, as he said, however this incident demonstrates that it is a “system, a power, a dictatorship, which is built on violence and which only knows violence within itself”. In fact, it recalls dramatic events from previous years, with victims of opposition politicians, journalists or ordinary citizens who were poisoned or fell from windows.

As Analena Burbok stresses in any case “with or without Prigozhin, Russia will continue its cynical game not only in Ukraine but also in Africa”. Wherever the “Wagner group” has been, what follows is death, destruction and exploitation.

“Putin’s system is broken”

However, there are many reactions within the German parliament as well. “One could have assumed that Prigozhin would pay with his life for his attack on Putin,” the head of the German parliament’s defense committee Marie Agnes Strack-Zimmerman of the Liberals told the German News Network RND.

For his part, the head of foreign policy for the Christian Democrats, Norbert Roethgen, believes that even after Prigozhin’s death, Vladimir Putin emerges weakened, even if the coup attempt against him failed. Regardless of the decisions and subsequent moves of the Wagner group, according to the Christian Democrat politician, “Putin’s system of power is broken and this cannot be stopped anymore.”