The Vladimir garrison military court sentenced Dmitry Andrianov, mobilized from the village of Novobusino, to a year in a colony-settlement, who left the training center for his home, the Argument writes.
Andrianov was found guilty in the case of unauthorized leaving the place of service during the period of mobilization for a period of not more than ten days (Part 2.1 of Article 337 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to the materials of the court, the man was called up on October 15 last year and sent to study in the city of Kovrov.
On October 25, Andrianov, “wishing to rest,” left by bus for the city of Kolchugino, and then home to Novobusino, where, as noted in the court materials, he “spent time at his own discretion.” On November 4, the serviceman returned to Kovrov’s military commandant’s office.
In court, the mobilized fully admitted his guilt. He said he decided to leave the unit because he “missed home” and believed that “combat training with personnel is not being held.”
On September 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin signed a law on tougher punishment for crimes during the period of mobilization and in armed conflict, as well as on the introduction of criminal penalties for voluntary surrender and looting.
According to the law, in case of unauthorized abandonment of a part for a period of two to 10 days, the violator faces up to 5 years in prison (previously up to 1 year); from 10 days to one month – up to 7 years in prison (previously up to 3 years); more than a month – from 5 to 10 years in prison (previously up to 5 years).
According to Mediazona, from January to early December 2022, the courts received 948 cases of unauthorized abandonment of the unit. Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, there are more such cases than in 2021, as the publication notes, a particularly noticeable increase begins in the summer of last year.
“It will be impossible to leave the war without receiving a criminal article.” Experts on amendments to the Russian Criminal Code:
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