Gen. Sergei Surovikin, commander of Russia’s aerospace forces, has been detained following U.S. intelligence reviews that he had prior data concerning the Wagner mercenary group’s tried insurrection in opposition to the Kremlin, The Monetary Instances reported Thursday. The Moscow Instances beforehand reported that Surovikin had been arrested.
Surovikin had reportedly not been seen since a hostage-style video recording of him denouncing the mutiny was launched. A number of specialists have mentioned that Surovikin was identified to have a very good relationship with Wagner’s chief Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Moscow had denied Surovikin’s arrest, telling reporters that his absence was as a result of he was “on vacation at home.”
It is unclear whether or not Surovikin has been charged in connection to the rebellion, or just detained for interrogation, the FT reported.
The rebellion and the attainable involvement of a prime Russian normal has been extensively perceived as a blow to President Vladimir Putin’s grip on energy because the nation struggles to maintain the higher hand within the struggle in opposition to Ukraine.