Russian General Sergei Surovikin has been reported arrested for his alleged involvement in the Wagner rebellion, on Wednesday, as reported by local media.

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An anti-war military blogger named Vladimir Romanov claimed earlier on Wednesday that Sergei Surovikin had been arrested on Sunday, the day after the failed rebellion orchestrated by Prigozhin. Surovikin is presently being detained at the Lefortovo prison facility in Moscow, according to Romanov’s statements.

One of the close contacts in the matter said, “Apparently, he [Surovikin] chose Prigozhin’s side during the uprising, and they’ve gotten him by the balls.”

The Defense Ministry has not yet released an official comment regarding Sergei Surovikin’s alleged arrest. Since Saturday, when there have reportedly been armed revolts against Russia’s military leadership led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the commander of the Wagner Group, there have been no reported sightings of Surovikin in public.

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The current commander of the Russian aerospace forces, Sergei Surovikin, was formerly Moscow’s top commander in Ukraine. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner Group, gave his endorsement to Surovikin’s appointment in 2022 and referred to him as a “legendary figure” who was destined to serve his country.

Due to his apparent support for the rebellion and their well-known ties, there have been rumors that Sergei Surovikin may experience consequences, such as being expelled or the focus of an investigation. But it’s crucial to remember that on Friday, when Prigozhin started the insurrection, Surovikin issued a resounding, unequivocal statement condemning the rebellion and declaring his support for the Russian government.

Recently, US Intelligence also claimed that Sergei has prior knowledge of the Russian coup led by Yevgeny Prigozhin when Wagner mercenaries captured the city of Rostov.

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According to US officials who received intelligence briefings, it remains unclear whether Sergei Surovikin was directly involved in the plot. The plan, which involved several Wagner convoys armed with heavy weapons, ultimately resulted in an unsuccessful attempt to march on Moscow.