Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has been confirmed dead after genetic analysis of bodies found in Wednesday’s plane crash .
Prigozhin’s private jet came down north-west of Moscow on 25 August, killing all those on board.
The Investigative Committee (SK) said the identities of all 10 victims had been established and corresponded to those on the flight’s passenger list. The Kremlin has denied speculation it was to blame for the crash. The SK said it was continuing a criminal investigation. “Molecular-genetic testing has been completed,” it said in a statement.
The victims include several senior figures in Wagner, a Russian mercenary group set up by Prigozhin and involved in military operations in Ukraine, Syria and parts of Africa.
Among them was Dmitry Utkin, who managed Wagner’s military operations.