A resident of Chita was fined 120,000 rubles for discrediting the army
In Chita, the court sentenced local resident Ivan Losev to a fine of 120,000 rubles on the criminal charge of discrediting the Russian army. This was reported by the press service of the court. Earlier, he was fined several times, including for retelling a dream with the participation of Volodymyr Zelensky and an interview about it with the mass media.
Losev was blamed for the fact that he posted a photo on his Instagram with the caption “containing the discrediting of the activities of representatives of the Russian Armed Forces participating in a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine” (Russian authorities call the invasion of Ukraine a special military operation).
It is noted that during the court session, Losev admitted his guilt and repented. The criminal case was considered separately in connection with the defendant’s consent to the charges brought against him.
The court fined Losev 150,000 rubles, but, taking into account that he was under custody and prohibited from certain actions before the sentencing, reduced the penalty to 120,000 rubles. In addition, the court confiscated the iPhone smartphone from state income, which it called “a means of committing a crime.”
After the start of mobilization for the war in Ukraine, Ivan Losev wrote on his Instagram about a dream with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: “Today I dreamed that I was mobilized, brought to some kind of training camp, and at that moment the Armed Forces of Ukraine, led by Zelensky, all twisted, they are about to shoot, and at that moment Zelensky passes by me and says: “Oh, I saw your stories on Instagram!”, Glory to Ukraine! I answer him: “Glory to the heroes!”. Zelensky joyfully taps me on the shoulder and says: “Yes, let him go, everyone else will be shot.” And here we are standing with him, looking at all this, and I say to him: “Can we take a selfie with you for Instagram?” Zelensky says: “It is possible.”
In February, Losev was fined two 35,000 rubles each for interviews with “BBC” and “Dozhdyu”, in which he talked about the fine for retelling a dream involving Volodymyr Zelensky. He was found guilty of discrediting the Russian army.