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Ex-Russian army commander arrested by Kremlin in Putin’s ‘revenge purge’

One of Russia’s former top generals has been arrested in a move which seems to be Vladimir Putin cracking down on military men who may have helped orchestrate the Wagner Group’s attempt to march on Moscow. General Sergei Surovikin was the deputy commander of the joint group of Russian troops in Ukraine but now sources say he has been “grabbed by the balls” and his whereabouts are now unknown.

The arrest has not been officially confirmed by Russia’s Ministry of Defence. But sources say it happened around the time of the Wagner rebellion.

One source said: “There, the story with him was not ‘OK’. For power. I can’t say anything more.”

A second source said: “In the context of Prigogine. Apparently he [Surovikin] chose the side [of Prigozhin during the rebellion] and they grabbed him by the balls.”

When Moscow Times asked the source where the general is now they said: “We don’t even comment on this information through internal channels.”


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