- 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 a genetic analysis conducted by Russian investigators
- Russia’s investigative committee hinted further that it was continuing its investigation into the cause 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, Sky News reported.
Announcing the results of DNA testing on the bodies of victims, the Russian investigative committee said Prigozhin and the group's top leaders were killed when his plane crashed in the Tver region of Russia, 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 were dead.
Svetlana Petrenko, a spokeswoman from Russia’s Investigative Committee, said:
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“Molecular-genetic examinations have been completed as part of the investigation into the plane crash in the Tver region.”
"According to their results, the identities of all 10 dead were established, they correspond to the list stated in the flight sheet," she added.
Meanwhile, the committee has not shared any test details, and it has not been independently verified that Prigozhin is dead.
“Wagner boss made serious mistake in life,” Putin reacts to Prigozhin’s death
Russian President Vladimir Putin has broken his silence on the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of Wagner, a private military company.
Legit.ng reported how Prigozhin died in a plane crash that killed 10 people.
When news of Prigozhin’s death broke on Wednesday, August 23, there were conspiracy thoughts that Putin had a hand in it.
Wagner boss dies in plane crash amid Niger Republic crisis
Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of Wagner, a private military company, has been killed in a plane crash.
Ten people were on board the private jet that crashed in the north of Moscow, the capital of Russia.
The Russian Civil Aviation Authority said seven passengers and three crew were on board the Embraer aircraft en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg.