Purge operations in the Russian army.  The general was arrested

He called Ivan Popov

The former commander of the 58th All-State Army fighting in Ukraine, General Ivan Popov, has been arrested on charges of “fraud,” Russian state agency TASS reported. Earlier, an audio recording was leaked to the public, in which the general attacked the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

As the Moscow Military Court reported, “This officer was arrested on May 17 on suspicion Fraud is widespreadThe message stated that the army would head to… Pre-trial detention For at least two months. According to Russian criminal law, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

Russian general arrested in ‘widely suspected fraud’

In an interview with the pro-Kremlin TASS agency, Popov’s lawyer, Sergei Buinovsky, said: His client pleads not guilty. – It has already been submitted gravity Regarding the arrest – the lawyer added.

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In July 2023, Popov lost leadership 58th Military Army. As he said, he was fired because he alerted the senior leadership to the difficulties it faced War in Ukraine. It was mainly about heavy human losses and lack of advanced equipment.

Later, an audio recording dedicated to his soldiers was leaked to the public. In it, Popov criticized the administration Russian Ministry of DefenseHe accused him of “hitting us from behind and maliciously overthrowing the army at the most difficult and sensitive moments.”

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“Ukrainian forces could not break through our army from the front, but we were beaten from the rear by our main commander, who cowardly cut off the army at the most difficult moment,” the general said in the recording. He may have been referring to the Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov.

As Agence France-Presse confirms, the Russian Defense Ministry is very sensitive to criticism directed at the army from within its ranks. Interest in critical voices increased after the president of the Wagner Group last year Yevgeny Prigozhin Organized a rebellion against the Kremlin.

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