The arrest of Surkov was reported by the former deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Ilya Ponomarev:
Vladislav Surkov is under house arrest. Now investigative measures are being taken in the case of embezzlement in the Donbas since 2014.
The process of “purge” in the military-political circles of Russia can be called the beginning, which is not surprising against the background of the defeats of the Russian army in Ukraine.
Shortly after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, when it became clear that it would not be possible to take Kiev in three days under any circumstances, information appeared about the summoning for interrogation of senior officers of the GRU of the Russian Federation, followed by a message about the arrest of General 5 of the Intelligence Directorate Sergei Beseda.
Insiders reported interagency wars that had begun, when the Russian army failed to achieve significant successes on the battlefields.
The military complained to Putin about the FSB GRU about receiving incorrect intelligence data, in response, the FSB complained about the incorrect data of analytical services on Ukraine from the departments of the AP subordinate to Surkov and all this created a tense situation.
Recall that Vladislav Surkov was dismissed by Putin from the post of presidential aide in 2020, but the analytical departments created by him that monitor the political situation in Ukraine remained.
Now a criminal case has been opened against Surkov. This is not surprising in a corrupt state, when money directed to agent work in Ukraine and to study the mood of Ukrainians was stolen, and the reports present what the Russian leadership wanted to see.