Russian soldier killed after leaving navy base

Russian authorities introduced on Wednesday that they’d killed a soldier who was leaving his navy base, and state media recognized the person as an armed deserter from the combating in Ukraine.

“Dmitry Perov, wished for the unauthorized abandonment of his navy unit, has been discovered and liquidated,” the federal government of Lipetsk area in western Russia stated on social media.

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“The state of affairs is beneath management,” he stated. “There isn’t any menace to residents. Investigations are ongoing.”

It didn’t say how the person was killed.

He fled Ukraine with a rifle and a grenade

An area department of state TV channel VGTRK stated the person was 31 years outdated and had fled “the zone of the particular navy operation”, Moscow’s time period for its offensive in Ukraine.

He posted a wished discover saying he fled Ukraine on January 13 armed with a rifle and grenades, and that he may be heading to his dwelling village.


There have been a number of instances of desertions amongst Russian troopers combating in Ukraine in latest months.

The newspaper Kommersant reported on Wednesday that eight troopers who refused to struggle in Ukraine had been charged with desertion.

Penalties of as much as 10 years in jail

In response to the newspaper, the troopers had left a base in japanese Ukraine in late December and had been in a position to return to Russia by taxi.

When Russian President Vladimir Putin in September ordered the mobilization of 300,000 reservists to struggle in Ukraine, he additionally tightened legal guidelines on desertion, introducing jail phrases of as much as 10 years for deserting or refusing to struggle.

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Hundreds of Russians fled the nation after the announcement of mobilization to keep away from being drafted.

Putin despatched troops in February final yr.

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