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Russian military court keeps General Popov in custody

According to TASS state news agency, a Russian military court has rejected the release of Ivan Popov, the ex-leader of Russia's 58th army who was detained on charges of fraud. The court denied a plea for him to be placed under house arrest.

Reuters WORLD
Published May 27,2024

A Russian military court on Monday refused to release Ivan Popov, the former commander of Russia's 58th army arrested on suspicion of fraud, turning down a request to put him under house arrest, the TASS state news agency reported.

One of five Russian military or defence officials detained in the space of a month, Major General Popov was arrested last week for allegedly stealing more than 130 million roubles ($1.44 million) of metal products intended for building fortifications along the Ukrainian frontline.