Russian soldiers refuse Donbas deployment, face prosecution – Ukraine Intelligence
Numerous cases recorded of the Russian troops disobeying orders in defiance of deployment in Ukrainian Donbas, according to the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.
"The Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation opened 80 criminal cases under Art. 337 of the Criminal Code of Russia (abandonment of military base) against the soldiers from the 33rd Separate Motorized Brigade (stationed in Maikop) of the 49th Army Southern Military District, who had filed reports in defiance of orders on deployment in Ukraine after undergoing special training at Kadamovsky training ground (Oktyabrsky district of Rostov region)," reads the statement published on the website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense.
According to authorities, in connection with the facts of disobedience and refusal to carry out orders by the commanders of certain units of the 6th Separate Motorized Regiment of the 2nd Army Corps, the Russian occupation command strengthens control over the Regiment’s operations.
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