Yevgeny Prigozhin confirmed dead in jet crash, Russian officials say

Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin have been confirmed dead in a plane crash this evening.

Russia’s aviation authority released the names of the 10 people on the private jet, owned by the mercenary chief, that tumbled down to the ground some 60 miles from Moscow.

According to the airline, all passengers on board the Embraer aircraft were Sergey Propustin, Evgeniy Makaryan, Aleksandr Totmin, Valeriy Chekalov, Dmitriy Utkin, Nikolay Matuseev and Yevgeny Prigozhin.

The three crew staff on board were commander Aleksei Levshin, co-pilot Rustam
Karimov and flight attendant Kristina Raspopova Kristina.

The fate of the warlord remains unconfirmed from UK and US governments, and the Kremlin is yet to officially name him as one of the casualties.

The crash immediately raised suspicions as it happened exactly two months since he led a short-lived mutiny against Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin said he would be exiled to Belarus, but Prigozhin, whose troops were some of the best fighting forces for Russia in Ukraine, had since returned home.

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