Russian invasion: Situation report day 506
July 14, 2023 - The Wagner mercenary group is not participating in military operations in Ukraine in any significant way, the Pentagon has said, more than two weeks after the group staged a brief armed mutiny in Russia.
It comes as the Ukrainian army told U.S. broadcaster CNN that the military had received the first consignment of cluster munitions promised by the U.S. in a controversial move.
Meanwhile, a Russian general said he had been dismissed as a commander after telling the military leadership about the dire situation at the front in Ukraine, where he said Russian soldiers had been stabbed in the back by the failings of the top military brass.
Major General Ivan Popov, who commanded the 58th Army in the southern Zaporizhya region, said in a voice message published by Russian lawmaker Andrei Gurulyov that he had been dismissed after telling the truth to the top brass about the situation at the front.