Moscow has confirmed Prigozhin’s death in a plane crash by conducting genetic tests!
Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin and nine others were killed in a plane crash near the village of Kuzhenkino, about halfway between Moscow and St. Petersburg on August 25.
The Russian Investigative Committee (SK) has confirmed the identities of all 10 victims, affirming their alignment with the flight’s official passenger list.
Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement issued on Sunday that after forensic testing, all 10 bodies recovered at the site of the crash were identified, and their identities “conform to the manifest.”
Additionally, the flight recorders from the aircraft were retrieved and undergoing forensic testing.
In light of swirling suspicions regarding foul play in the crash, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov categorically dismissed such claims terming them as baseless.
The ongoing investigation delves into the intricate interplay between the Wagner group, the Russian military, and the broader geopolitical landscape.
On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday requiring all mercenaries to swear allegiance to Russia, a revelation that comes on the heels of Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin’s death.
Prigozhin, a former Putin ally, led a mutiny against Russia’s military leadership just two months before he died.