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Russian authorities stated on Sunday that genetic testing had confirmed the dying of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the mercenary chief who perished in a mysterious aircraft crash final week together with different prime members of his Wagner Group militia. The notorious fighter died two months after his failed mutiny towards Russian President Vladimir Putin, which doubtless put a goal on his again, in response to Western officers.

The declaration was a blow to the hopes of some pro-Wagner teams, who had speculated on-line that Prigozhin was not on the downed aircraft. The Wagner chief was identified for fastidiously disguising his journey plans to keep away from assassination makes an attempt.

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“In response to their outcomes, the identities of all 10 lifeless had been established. They correspond to the checklist acknowledged within the flight sheet,” the Russian Investigative Committee stated on Telegram, in response to Reuters, referring to the preliminary flight manifest that listed Prigozhin on the aircraft.

U.S. intelligence officers have stated the aircraft crash was doubtless a deliberate assassination of Prigozhin, a retaliation for his revolt towards the Russian navy and its leaders in June. Dmitry Utkin, one in all Wagner’s prime commanders and a co-founder of the group, was additionally aboard the aircraft and died.

It was unclear what precisely precipitated the aircraft to crash, although specialists instructed CNN that the flight doubtless skilled an inflight disaster that led it to plummet from the air. Russian authorities have remained mum on what they believed precipitated the crash, although Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov blasted claims that Putin ordered Prigozhin’s dying as “an absolute lie.”

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