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Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of Wagner, dies in a plane crash in Moscow

Russia has announced the death of the top figure of the private military company Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, after a plane crash north of Moscow. The event that took place earlier this week resulted in the loss of all passengers on board.

Post-crash investigations and genetic tests by Russia’s investigative committee established the identities of the 10 dead, aligning with the names on the flight sheet. Among these names were Yevgeny Prigozhin and his close associate, Dmitry Utkin.

The announcement came shortly after the crash by the Russian civil authority. However, details about the specific tests carried out have not been made public. In addition, the declaration of the death of the 62-year-old mercenary leader awaits independent verification.

Yevgeny Prigozhin’s legacy includes founding the private military company Wagner, a force that has played a key role in Russia’s engagements, notably in the conflict with Ukraine.

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