The Bryansk regional court sentenced 36-year-old resident of Mordovia Mikhail Glukhov to eight years in prison for trying to join the Freedom of Russia legion. This is reported by the joint press service of the courts of general jurisdiction of the Bryansk region.
Glukhov was found guilty of preparing to commit high treason (Part 3 of Article 30; Article 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to investigators, initially the man tried to get to Ukraine through Belarus, but was expelled from there. After that, the convict made a second attempt to cross to Ukraine, now from the territory of the Bryansk region, where he was detained while trying to cross the border.
It was then, according to the prosecution, that the man applied to join the Legion “Freedom of Russia” and expressed a desire to participate in hostilities against the Russian Federation.
Glukhov, as noted in the press service of the court, admitted his guilt and repented.
Earlier, Sota wrote that a network of fake bots has been created in Russia, with the help of which Russians are “recruited” into the Armed Forces of Ukraine or volunteer formations fighting on the side of Ukraine, and then criminal cases are opened against those recruited for preparing for treason or attempted participation in an armed formation. .
Most often, Russians detained for trying to leave to fight on the side of Ukraine are accused by the security forces in connection with the Freedom of Russia legion or the Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK). Sota journalists suggested that some of these detentions could be planned provocations.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the Russian media began to receive reports of the detention of Russian citizens who were allegedly preparing to join volunteer units fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Most often, the security forces claim that they identified the detainees through correspondence in chat bots of instant messengers, in which they were “recruited” by representatives of volunteer military organizations. Criminal cases are brought against such detainees for preparing for treason (Part 1 of Article 30; Article 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) or attempted participation in an armed formation on the territory of a foreign state (Part 3 of Article 30, Part 2 of Article 208 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).