Prigozhin confirmed dead in plane crash, Russian investigators say
The big picture: The Russian Investigative Committee's announcement comes after Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder and European officials said that Prigozhin was likely killed in Wednesday's crash near Moscow.
What they're saying: "Molecular-genetic testing has been completed," per an Investigative Committee statement translated by the BBC.
- "According to its results, the identities of all 10 deceased have been established, and they correspond to the list published in the flight manifest."
Of note: Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has called Western suggestions that the Kremlin may have been behind the mercenary boss' killing "an absolute lie."
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from the Russian Investigative Committee and further context.