27 Aug 2023

Forensic testing by Russian officials confirm Prigozhin’s death

Russian officials say the head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been confirmed dead – after forensic tests on the ten bodies found after his private jet crashed on Wednesday.

The timing of the crash – two months after Mr Prigozhin led a short lived mutiny, has pointed the finger towards President Putin’s involvement – which the Kremlin has rejected as a “complete lie”.

Emily Wither reports.