The video shows the consequences
That threatens the Russian war resisters
A video from Russia shows what happens to soldiers who don’t want to go to war. And even before they are sent to the front in Ukraine.
A Russian soldier has to step forward when deployed. He learns that criminal proceedings have been initiated against him for disobeying orders.
Intimidation and repression are popular methods used by the Russian state apparatus to suppress people who disagree with the Kremlin’s decisions.
Soldiers who don’t want to go to war in the Ukraine are now experiencing this firsthand. A video showing the arrest of two Russian war opponents has been circulating online for a few days.
The clip shows how two soldiers have to advance one after the other in the middle of the formation. A man who introduces himself as an investigator explains to each of the two private soldiers that on November 16 proceedings were initiated against them. It is about article 332 Part 2.1 of the Criminal Code – refusal to obey orders, specifically the refusal to participate in military or combat operations. The soldiers face up to three years in prison.
Two other police officers then immediately take the men away, handcuff them and put them in the vehicle.
The video had spread to the Ukrainian and Russian Telegram channels. According to the information, the scene is said to have taken place in the Russian border region of Belgorod. It is unclear when the video was taken. It is also unknown if the men were mobilized or contract soldiers.
Maxim Grebenyuk is an attorney currently advising military personnel who are retiring or not planning to enlist in the first place. He is convinced that there was no need to arrest the soldiers on the territory of the military installation. It is much more about instructing and dissuading others, as he writes on Telegram. (men)