Russian General Reportedly Knew of Mutiny Beforehand
Summary from AllSides News Team
A top Russian general is rumored to be missing after American officials told The New York Times (Lean Left bias) he had advance knowledge of last weekend’s mutiny by the Wagner mercenary group.
The Details: Citing a purportedly “well-connected” Telegram channel, the New York Post (Lean Right bias) said Gen. Sergei Surovikin, once the top commander of Russian forces in Ukraine, had “reportedly gone missing amid rumors he’s being interrogated.” A Kremlin spokesman dismissed the idea of a connection between Surovikin and the mutiny as “gossip,” adding, “The army, the people, everyone was next to the president.”
Related News: Furthermore, Western officials told The Wall Street Journal (Center bias) that Prigozhin had originally wanted to capture two high-ranking Russian military leaders. However, he changed his plans after the FSB, the Russian spy agency, found out. In the aftermath of the mutiny, Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to seize control of Wagner and its operations on several continents.
How the Media Covered It: Coverage of the fallout from Wagner’s mutiny was less common in right-rated outlets, which tend to cover international stories less frequently. Coverage of the rumors that Surovikin was missing was initially limited to sites like the New York Post and the Daily Mail (Right bias).
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From the LeftRussian General Knew About Mercenary Chief’s Rebellion Plans, U.S. Officials Say
A senior Russian general had advance knowledge of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s plans to rebel against Russia’s military leadership, according to U.S. officials briefed on American intelligence on the matter, which has prompted questions about what support the mercenary leader had inside the top ranks.
The officials said they are trying to learn if Gen. Sergei Surovikin, the former top Russian commander in Ukraine, helped plan Mr. Prigozhin’s actions last weekend, which posed the most dramatic threat to President Vladimir V. Putin in his 23 years in power.
General Surovikin is a...
From the CenterSenior Russian general knew about Prigozhin's plans, New York Times reports
General Sergey Surovikin, the deputy commander of Russia's military operations in Ukraine, had advance knowledge that the mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was planning a rebellion against Moscow's defence officials, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
The newspaper cited U.S. officials briefed on U.S. intelligence regarding the matter, and reported that the officials were "trying to learn if Gen. Sergey Surovikin, the former top Russian commander in Ukraine, helped plan Mr. Prigozhin's actions last weekend."
From the RightTop Russian general who knew about mutiny plot now missing amid rumors of ‘interrogation’
The top Russian military leader thought to have had advance knowledge of the weekend’s armed mutiny has reportedly gone missing amid rumors he’s being interrogated for possible “complicity in the rebellion.”
Gen. Sergei Surovikin, the ruthless one-time leader of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, was last seen telling the Wagner Group mercenaries to stop their uprising in an uncomfortable appeal likened to “a hostage video.”
“Surovikin has not been seen since Saturday,” when that video was filmed, according to the well-connected Rybar Telegram channel.
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