In the Russian city of Belgorod, two conscripts were detained in a military unit for refusing to go to Ukraine. This was reported by the Militarnyi with reference to a number of Telegram channels and Russian media.
The law provides for a term of imprisonment of up to three years.
The detention was carried out during the lineup. It is reported that both mobilized men confirmed their unwillingness to go to Ukraine verbally and in writing.
The mobilized men were detained in accordance with the opened case under part 2 (note 1) of Article 332 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Failure to comply with an order”.
The article states:
“Failure of a subordinate to comply with an order of a superior given in accordance with the statutory procedure during martial law, wartime or in conditions of armed conflict or hostilities is tantamount to refusal to participate in military and hostilities. It is punishable by imprisonment for a term of two to three years.”
It should be noted that the note was introduced by the Russian law of September 24, 2022.
Detention of mobilized people for refusing to go to Ukraine, Belgorod, Russia, November 2022 Still from video
The relevant amendments to Russian legislation were made after Putin announced“partial mobilization” on September 21.
In particular, the concepts of “mobilization” and “wartime” were introduced into the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, as well as amendments to the liability for desertion during mobilization or wartime.
The State Duma also introduced criminal liability for voluntary surrender (3 to 10 years) and looting (up to 15 years).
The two soldiers were searched and put in a police car after being reported for detention, Belgorod, Russia, November 2022 Still from video
Also, if a soldier leaves his unit for up to 10 days during mobilization or martial law, he faces up to 5 years in prison. If you leave part of it for a month, you get 7 years in prison. If he or she was absent for more than a month, he or she may receive a 10-year sentence.
Russians called up for military training who are in the reserve will be criminally liable for failure to appear or desertion on a par with contract soldiers and conscripts.
Russians are mobilized in Molkino, Krasnodar region. October 2022. Russia. Photo: RUSSIAN MEDIA