Foreign Today, 13:5618 Audio Kremlin propaganda: DNA analysis confirms Prigozhin’s death in plane crash Added

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The Russian authorities have officially confirmed the death of Yevhenii Prigozhin, head of the “Wagner” mercenary group. The TASS agency reports about this, referring to the State Investigative Committee. After identifying all ten victims of the plane crash, it is clear that Prigozhin is one of them. This is confirmed by DNA analysis.

"Wagner" founder Yevgeniy Prigozhin
“Wagner” founder Yevgeniy Prigozhin Photo: Screenshot from the video

The Russian authorities have officially confirmed the death of Yevhenii Prigozhin, head of the “Wagner” mercenary group. The TASS agency reports about this, referring to the State Investigative Committee. After identifying all ten victims of the plane crash, it is clear that Prigozhin is one of them. This is confirmed by DNA analysis.

The identities of those killed are consistent with the list of flight attendants previously notified by the Federal Air Transport Agency, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

Investigators have not yet announced what the basic version of the plane crash is.

In the media and news channels on the “Telegram” platform, various versions have appeared – both an explosion in the plane and the downing of the plane with an anti-aircraft missile.

Experts interviewed by Western-based Russian media tend to agree that the plane disaster is the Kremlin’s revenge on Prigozhin for the coup in June.

It is true, however, that the experts also consider the version that the plane crash is only a staging of Prigozhin’s death in order to provide the “Wagner” leader with the opportunity to disappear. This version, however, is considered less reliable.

The order to kill Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner mercenary group, was most likely given by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the US Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

ISW agrees with the opinion that the crash of Prigozhin’s plane did not happen by chance on August 23 – exactly two months after the start of the uprising on June 23.

It has already been reported that on August 23, Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private plane crashed in the Tver region. It happened exactly two months after the uprising of the mercenary group “Wagner” organized by him.

10 people died in the accident. According to the data of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, Prigozhin himself and “Vagner” commander Dmitry Utkin were also on the plane.

Initially, there were speculations that Prigozhin might have been on another plane. However, as the week progressed, evidence of his demise grew more and more. It was also related to reports on Wagner-related Telegram channels.

Even before the official identification results of the victims were made public, the war criminal Vladimir Putin had expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, saying that Prigozhin “was a talented businessman” and “a man with a difficult fate”.

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