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Russian General linked to Wagner boss “resting” according to official; questions surround his whereabouts

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Sergei Surovikin, a senior Russian general who previously led the invasion force in Ukraine, has not been seen in public since the Wagner mutiny. An official in Russia has described Surovikin as “resting” and “not available.” This development raises questions about his current whereabouts and the nature of his connection to Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Details of the missing general
Andrei Kartapolov, a retired general heading the defense affairs committee in the Russian parliament, stated that he had not been in communication with Surovikin and referred to him as “resting” and “not available.” Surovikin, known to have close ties with Yevgeny Prigozhin, was reportedly aware of the armed uprising led by Wagner mercenaries, who captured the city of Rostov before moving towards Moscow.

Possible sideline following mutiny
The British Ministry of Defence suggested that Surovikin may have been sidelined after the mutiny. The increased public profile of his deputy, Viktor Afzalov, was cited as evidence. Afzalov was shown briefing Russian Chief of the General Staff General Valery Gerasimov in a televised appearance, despite serving in the role for four years. The ministry’s statement further supports the hypothesis that Surovikin’s absence may be linked to the mutiny.

Surovikin’s relationship with Prigozhin
Western intelligence sources have claimed that Surovikin had prior knowledge of Prigozhin’s armed mutiny. While speculation about his whereabouts mounts, analysts suggest that Surovikin may have sided with the state when necessary, despite his possible involvement or knowledge of the plan. His relationship with Prigozhin indicates that he may have acted as a mediator between Wagner and Russian military leaders.

Wagner mercenaries handing over weapons
The Russian defense ministry announced that Wagner mercenaries are in the process of handing over their weapons to the Russian military. The rebellion came to an end with a deal offering amnesty to Prigozhin and his mercenaries, along with permission to relocate to Belarus. However, Prigozhin’s current whereabouts remain unknown, although flight tracking data of his private jet suggests frequent travel between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Conclusion
The absence of Sergei Surovikin, a prominent Russian general with ties to Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, has raised questions about his current status and involvement in the Wagner mutiny. The British Ministry of Defence suggests that he may have been sidelined following the mutiny, while analysts speculate about his relationship with Prigozhin and his role as a mediator. As Wagner mercenaries hand over their weapons, the mystery surrounding Prigozhin’s whereabouts continues to intrigue observers.

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