The garrison military court in Ulan-Ude sentenced Timur Dashinimaev to six and a half years in a general regime colony and found him guilty in the case of involuntary desertion. This was reported by the press service of the Second Eastern District Military Court.
According to the agency, Dashinimaev escaped from the military unit on July 1, 2023 “in order to temporarily avoid military service.” Two months later, on September 1, he was detained by the police.
Zorigto Arabzhaev, a previously mobilized resident of Buryatia, bought a fake death certificate so that he would not return to the war. He was exposed, and the court in November 2023 sentenced the soldier to five years in prison for desertion.
- In September 2022, with the start of mobilization for the war against Ukraine, the Russian authorities tightened criminal liability for failure to comply with an order, beating of a commander, desertion, desertion, violation of service rules, and loss of military property. Most of the articles provide for punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of up to 10-15 years. In particular, an article on resistance to the chief during the period of hostilities or mobilization appeared in the criminal code. It also provides for up to 15 years of imprisonment.
- After the start of mobilization in Russia, military courts received more than four thousand criminal cases of involuntary desertion, Mediazona calculated based on data from court websites.
- Since September 2022, the courts have also received 317 cases of failure to comply with orders and 96 cases of desertion. Almost all cases of failure to comply with the order were initiated in the Kaliningrad and Rostov regions, as well as in the Primorsky Krai and Kamchatka Krai.