The Maikop Garrison Military Court found Yevgeny Antoshkin, who was mobilized for the war between Russia and Ukraine, guilty of desertion and sentenced to six years in a strict regime colony. The defendant pleaded guilty, but refused to testify in court.
According to the case file, junior sergeant Antoshkin served on mobilization since October 2022. On March 9, as part of a unit, he was sent to the combat zone, but on April 23, he escaped from there and came home to Belorechensk, Krasnodar Territory. In October, he was detained by the police.
In the military unit, the mobilized person was given a negative description. The command claims that during his service, Antoshkin often drank alcohol, lied to his colleagues and immediate commanders, and during a month and a half of service, he managed to commit two disciplinary offenses.
- Parts of the articles on desertion, involuntary abandonment of a unit, and failure to comply with command orders during hostilities and mobilization were introduced into the Criminal Code of Russia in September 2022.
- In Russia, against the background of the ongoing war with Ukraine, the legislation on conscription has been tightened, the relatives of those mobilized are already publicly demanding their return from the front, and the wounded are increasingly claiming that they are being denied the compensation promised by the president.