“Hence, Russia’s ‘arms race’ continues among the main political players, who are actively creating private armies, following the example of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private military company Wagner,” the intelligence's statement reads.
Serhiy Lysak will be appointed as the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast military administration, Yurii Malashko will head the Zaporizhzhia Oblast military administration, and Oleksandr Prokudin will head the Kherson Oblast military administration.
⚡️Court arrests oligarch Zhevago's company bank accounts.
The arrest was made at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office as part of an investigation into alleged evasion of taxes by the Poltava Mining and Processing Plant, part of the Ferrexpo group, the company said.
⚡️Official: Loud explosions reported in Russian-occupied Mariupol.
According to Petro Andriushchenko, an advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, 5 loud explosions likely occurred at the site where Russian occupiers had recently brought air defense systems and other military equipment.