- Wagner boss, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been confirmed dead in the plane crash which occurred earlier in the week
- This was made known on Sunday, August 27, following genetic analysis, Russian investigators said
- Russia’s investigative committee hinted further that it was continuing its investigation into the causes of the crash
Genetics tests have confirmed the identities of all 10 people on board a plane that crashed north of Moscow on Wednesday, August 23, including Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, according to the Russian investigative committee, Sky News reported.
Announcing the results of DNA testing on the bodies of victims, the committee said Prigozhin and top leaders of the group were killed when his plane crashed in the Tver region of Russia, Russia’s investigative committee further confirmed, The Washington Post report added.
The committee also disclosed that 10 people named by Russia’s aviation board as being on board the crashed jet as dead.
Meanwhile, this report was released as anger and questions over what caused his plane to crash earlier in the week continued to mount. Speculation that the Kremlin may have been involved in the crash has been rife, Channels TV report added.
“As part of the criminal investigation of the plane crash in the Tver region, molecular genetic examinations have been completed,” a statement read.
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“According to their results, the identities of all 10 dead were established, they correspond to the list stated in the flight sheet,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the committee has not shared any details of the test, and it has not been independently verified that Prigozhin is dead.
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Russian President, Vladimir Putin has broken his silence on the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of Wagner, a private military company.
Legit.ng had reported how Prigozhin died in a plane crash that resulted in the deaths of 10 people.
When news of Prigozhin’s death broke on Wednesday, August 23, there were conspiracy thoughts that Putin had a hand in it.
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