Russian authorities have confirmed on Sunday that DNA found at the crash site of downed private jet belonging to the Wagner chief is that of Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Following “genetic examinations” Russia’s Investigative Committee issued a statement to say that all ten bodies from the crash site has now been recovered and their identities “confirm to the manifest.”
Also with Prigozhin there was Dmitry Utkin the co-founder of Wagner Group and the mercenary troops logistics chief, Valery Chekalov.
The statement said, “As part of the criminal investigation of the plane crash in the Tver region, molecular genetic examinations have been completed.
“According to their results, the identities of all 10 dead were established, they correspond to the list stated in the flight sheet.”
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An unnamed investigator who was allegedly at the crash site of the downed private jet said that “several” bodies were missing heads.
The unnamed source has leaked chilling information over the dead bodies at the crash site, if this is confirmed to be true then this shows there is an even more deliberate act to this mystery, Russian officials have not given any comment.
He told Sky News, “The trouble is, is that it’s a Kremlin-sponsored investigation, it’s widely believed that the Kremlin was responsible for downing the aircraft, so we have to be a little bit sceptical about the process that is being followed here.
“It looks as though the conclusion has been written before they have actually done the investigation.”
He added, “It will be interesting if this ‘proof’ ever becomes available, because there was widespread speculation that Yevgeny Prigozhin was alive and well somewhere and this had all been set up.”
Dr Yuri Felshtinsky, professor at Boston University sent a note to Express.co.uk, he said, “Assuming that Prigozhin was on the Embraer private jet that crashed, will his body ever be found?
“As with all FSB operations, there is an enormous amount of confusion and misinformation. But a few things stand out. Taking down a plane in the heart Russia smacks of desperation rather than authority.
“If Putin and Kremlin were truly in charge, Prigozhin would have vanished into thin air like Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, or indeed, the founder of The Wagner Group Dmitry Utkin who as far as we know hasn’t been seen alive since 2016.
“Yet, like a bad penny, Utkin suddenly appears dead together on the same plane with his chum Prigozhin in a miracle stroke of luck.
“It is unlikely that Prigozhin is still alive, but equally it is unlikely that any of the disinformation coming Russia is reliable.
“It is likely meant to distract us with endless speculation about Prigozhin rather than consider Putin’s role in Russia.”