The head of Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is officially considered dead. as Russian officials said, his death was confirmed after genetic analysis of the bodies found in the plane crash last Wednesday.

The Commission of Inquiry reported that the identities of all 10 victims had been verified and matched those on the flight’s passenger list.

It is recalled that Prigozhin’s private jet crashed northwest of Moscow on August 25, killing all on board.

The Kremlin denied speculation that it was responsible for the crash.

The news confirming the death of the Wagner leader was immediately broadcast by international media as well as by the Associated Press

This development puts an end to the controversy over whether or not he was on board his private plane that crashed on a flight from Moscow to St Petersburg.

According to Sky News the names of the 10 people who were on the fatal aircraft were:

  1. Yevgeny Prigozhin
  2. Dmitry Utkin
  3. Valery Chekalov – Senior adviser to Prigozhin who was described by the US Treasury Department as acting “for or on behalf of Prigozhin and facilitating shipments of munitions to the Russian Federation.”
  4. Sergei Propustin
  5. Evgeny Makarian
  6. Alexander Totmin
  7. Nikolai Matusev
  8. Alexei Levshin – Governor
  9. Rustam Karimov – Co-pilot
  10. Christina Raspopova