Paranoid Putin has purged another general – while eight top Russian figures are jailed or suspended in the wake of the Wagner uprising.
Major General Vladimir Seliverstov was the latest casualty of the mass purge, while Russia’s defense chief has begun rooting out “bad blood” in the Kremlin.
One of Russia’s youngest and most ruthless generals, Seliverstov commanded the 106th Airborne Division, which operated at Meat Grinder Bakhmut.
According to local reports, the 49-year-old paratrooper was either fired, suspended or imprisoned after disappearing from duty.
The reason for Seliverstov’s ouster is unknown, but some have pointed to his “uncompromising attitude”.
A Telegram channel associated with the Wagner Group posted: “[He is a commander] He was not used to remaining silent when defending matters affecting his troops.
It happened when Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was allegedly conducting “combat missions” against his own top personnel.
The infamous Sergei “Armageddon” Surovikin was reportedly on Shoigu’s list after not being seen or heard from since the botched Wagner coup.
The 56-year-old man is believed to be under interrogation and likely in prison after siding with Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Earlier this week, Major General Ivan Popov disappeared shortly after being fired over his leaked voice message insulting his comrades.
In the recording, the 48-year-old spoke of Putin’s high command “at the most difficult and tense moment, treacherously and shamefully beheading the army.”
According to Telegram channel VChK-OGPU, Popov’s wife claimed he was “summoned” to an unknown location and “abruptly disappeared” after criticizing President Putin’s war strategy.
Another casualty was Major General Nikolay Gostev, who was relieved of his post in the course of Ukraine’s counteroffensive.
According to reports, the commander of the 4th Russian Air Force is currently “resting”.
Air force commander Lt. Col. Andrey Yudin, 61, was also reportedly suspended after being questioned following the Wagner mutiny in June.
The same was true for 62-year-old Lieutenant General Vladimir Alexseev, who was deputy chief of military intelligence.
In April, the evil Colonel-General Mikhail Mitsintsev was deposed after joining Wagner.
Known as the Mariupol Butcher – the man’s whereabouts remain unknown.
Finally, the eighth missing Russian official is Colonel-General Yunus-bek Yevkurov.
The 59-year-old deputy secretary of defense has not been seen since early July.
Lieutenant General Oleg Tsokov, 51, was killed by a British-supplied Storm Shadow missile in Berdyansk this week.