In Kamchatka, a military man was sentenced to 8 years in a colony for desertion

In Kamchatka, a military man was sentenced to 8 years in a colony for desertion

A court in Kamchatka sentenced Serhiy Vladimirov, a serviceman of the Pacific Fleet, to eight years of imprisonment in a high-security colony on charges of desertion with a weapon during wartime and an attack on an employee of the Russian Guard. This was reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee.

According to the investigation, on October 9, Vladimirov voluntarily left his post in Kamchatka Krai and went into hiding. In fact, a criminal case was opened, and the serviceman was declared wanted. They tried to detain him several times at his place of residence, then military investigators applied to the court with a request to conduct a search.

At the time of the search, Vladimirov was in his apartment. When he was detained, he sprayed pepper spray in the direction of Rosgvardiya employees and tried to hide.

  • In September of last year, the Russian authorities tightened the punishment for the arbitrary abandonment of military units or places of service, introducing the concepts of “mobilization” and “martial position” into the relevant legislation. Since then, hundreds of criminal cases have been instituted against Russian servicemen – both those who evaded the call for the so-called “partial mobilization” and those who refused to take part in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine – for which dozens of sentences have already been issued.
  • In February of this year, the State Duma introduced amendments to the federal law “On the status of military personnel”, according to which soldiers during the period of mobilization or martial law may be subject to disciplinary arrest without a court decision. According to the current legislation, only the garrison military court can make a decision on arrest.
  • In January, private Belek Oorzhak, who voluntarily left his post in the territory of Ukraine occupied by Russia, was sentenced to 2.5 years of conditional imprisonment.
  • On December 22, 2022, the Abakan Garrison Military Court sentenced soldier Ondar, who served under a contract, to 1.5 years of conditional imprisonment for involuntarily leaving his place of service – a field camp of a military unit.
  • At the end of December, the Yuzhno-Sakhalin Garrison Military Court sentenced the serviceman to three years in a colony-settlement. He escaped from the location of a military unit in the Belgorod region to avoid being sent to war with Ukraine.

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