Russian General Surovikin under house arrest. He is allied with Prigozhin


By John

Russian general Sergei Surovikin, believed to be an ally of exiled Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been removed from his leading role in Moscow’s war on Ukraine and is under house arrest: Politico writes it, quoting Russian bloggers and military media. The VChK-Ogpu blog, considered close to the Russian security forces, reported that Surovikin is now “under a sort of house arrest”, where he cannot leave the apartment where he is staying, but has been granted the possibility of receiving guests, including several of his subordinates. Surovikin, known as ‘General Armageddon’ for his aggressive military strategies in Chechnya and Syria, has not been seen in public since Wagner’s march on Moscow in June, after reports circulated that he knew of the planned mutiny by Prigozhin.

“There is no official investigation, but Surovikin spent a lot of time in limbo answering uncomfortable questions,” VChK-Ogpu said, adding that the general was advised to stay under the radar so that he would be “forgotten”.