Moscow responded with similar allegations that Kyiv was planning an attack on the plant, while the Ukrainian leader warned of “dangerous provocations” toward Zaporizhzhia. For more, follow DW.
The UK General Sergei Surovikin, Commander-in-Chief of Russian Aerospace Forces and deputy commander of Russian forces in Ukraine, has not been seen in public since the Wagner Group mutiny, according to the UK Defense Ministry’s most recent intelligence update. This exacerbated divisions within Russia’s security community.
Reports of Surovikin’s capture can’t be affirmed, the service said. However, it also stated that Surovikin’s lengthy relationship with Wagner, which dates back to his time serving in Syria in 2017, will likely raise suspicions among Russian authorities.
The latest information indicates that because Surovikin is one of the highest-ranking senior officers in the Russian military, any official punishment for him is likely to cause division.
The Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Yunus-bek Yevkurov, who was recorded conversing with Wagner chied Yevgeny Prigozhin during the mutiny, was also mentioned by the UK Defense Ministry. The update states that the ministry’s leadership did not include Yevkurov in their live appearance on Monday.
The defense ministry concludes that senior serving officers’ suspicions demonstrate how Prigozhin’s failed insurrection has exacerbated existing divisions within Russia’s national security community.