The daughter of the Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, Sergei Surovikin, said that no one had arrested the general and that everything was fine with him, writes Baza. The day before, his arrest was reported by The Moscow Times. The Financial Times later reported on the arrest.
Veronika Surovikina stated that “nothing happened to the Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces”, no one arrested him, and now “everyone is at their workplaces”. She also recalled that the general "never appeared every day in the media and did not make statements." The general's wife declined to comment on rumors of his arrest.
On June 28, The New York Times, citing U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence data, reported that Surovikin had advance knowledge of Prigozhin's plans to rebel against Russia's military leadership. Now the US authorities are trying to find out if he took any part in the development of the rebellion plan.
On June 23, Prigozhin announced that the Russian Defense Ministry launched rocket attacks on the rear camps of Wagner PMCs. He promised to respond to the blow, in which, according to him, "many soldiers died", and "to deal with those who destroy Russian soldiers." Those who resist, Prigogine promised to destroy.
After that, Surovikin turned to the Wagner PMC mercenaries and urged them not to aggravate the domestic political situation.