On June 24, political scientist and publicist Mikhail Serenko was detained in Volgograd, Bloknot-Volgograd reports . He is accused of aiding the Wagner PMC rebellion.
At about 10 p.m., six armed men and an investigator broke into the apartment where the political scientist lives with his family. Serenko's wife said that the security forces confiscated almost all the equipment, except for personal mobile phones and two old tablets.
She also noted that her husband was not allowed to call a lawyer. According to her, the investigator told Serenko that he “supposedly came in connection with the criminal case on the rebellion of PMC Wagner.”
The lawyer, who was able to get through to the relatives of the political scientist after Serenko was taken away in an unknown direction, said that the criminal case is in the Investigative Committee, and the article is still being “specified”.
On June 24, the Prosecutor General's Office announced that the FSB investigative department had opened a case against the head of PMC Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, "on the fact of organizing an armed rebellion." On the evening of the same day, after Prigozhin began to withdraw his forces from Russian territory, Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the criminal case against the head of the Wagner PMC would be dropped.