Shocking Revelations About the Russian General Sergei Surovikin: Ties to the Revolt Unveiled!
Russian General Sergei Surovikin is removed from the command of the military air force. Although he is one of the main leaders of the Russian army, he has been absent from the public scene for a long time, following the revolt of the Wagner group, with whom he is believed to have had close ties.
On Tuesday, Surovikin is dismissed from his position. He is known to have been one of the most influential Russian generals, having led military operations in Ukraine. Rumors suggest he was aware of the Wagner group’s revolt plans in late June and might have supported them.
It has been reported that Surovikin was removed following the publication of a presidential decree, although the text of the decree has not yet been made public. In his stead, General Viktor Afzalov has been appointed as the interim commander of the military air force.
At 56 years old, Surovikin is one of the top commanders of the Russian army. Between October 2022 and January 2023, he coordinated the Russian military operations in Ukraine, before being replaced by Valery Gerasimov. His absence from the public eye coincides with the revolt of the Wagner mercenary group, with Russian authorities vaguely justifying his absence by saying he was on vacation.
The prevailing belief is that Surovikin might have been arrested due to his close ties with Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner group. Surovikin’s last public appearance aligns with the advance of the Wagner mercenaries towards Moscow.
After the revolt, it is said that some American sources had reasons to believe that Surovikin was aware of Wagner’s revolt plans and did nothing to stop them. During the war period in Ukraine, information provided by U.S. intelligence services often proved accurate.
Furthermore, rumors suggest that Surovikin and other leaders of the Russian army might have been arrested for their involvement in the failed revolt. Other potential detainees include Andrey Yudin, Surovikin’s deputy, Vladimir Alexeyev, deputy head of the Russian military intelligence, and Mikhail Mizintsev, a former deputy minister of defense.