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 Russia authorities initiated over 80 criminal cases against soldiers who refused to go to Donbas, - Ukraine’s intelligence

Numerous cases of the servicemen’s refusal to take part in the war in the territory of Ukraine have been recorded in the Russian Armed Forces.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

"In particular, the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation has filed 80 criminal charges under the Article 337 of the Criminal Code (absence at military base or place of service without leave) against the servicemen of the 33rd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade (Maikop, the Russian Federation) of the 49th Army of the Southern Military District, who refused to serve a tour of duty to Ukraine after undergoing special training at the Kadamovsky range (Oktyabrsky district of the Rostov region)," the statement reads.

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It is also noted that the command of the Russian occupation forces strengthens control over the activities of the 2nd Army Corps due to the facts of disobedience and refusal to carry out orders by the commanders of certain detachments of the 6th Separate Motorized Rifle Regiment: "The inspection commission headed by the commander of the 2nd Army Corps arrived to the regiment's place of deployment Oct. 31 to verify the state of affairs in the military base. The commission plans to inspect forward line detachments of the 14th territorial defense battalion deployed near Donetske village."

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