Soldier Ramil Shamsutdinov, who is suspected of shooting 8 people during his military service, has not been found to have any mental disorders. The incident happened in a military unit on the territory of the Trans-Baikal Territory.
According to the conclusion of the expert panel, the soldier does not have any type of mental disorder. Shamsutdinov does not suffer from dementia or any other cognitive problem that could lead to a lack of ability to understand the actual nature of the situation and the danger of his own actions. According to Interfax, the ICR issued an appropriate assessment after a comprehensive examination.
The Shamsutdinov case was transferred to the Second Eastern District Military Court for subsequent consideration with the involvement of a jury. The conscript soldier admits his own guilt. As a result of the incident on October 25, 2019, 8 servicemen were killed and 2 more were injured. After he was detained, Shamsutdinov said that the reason for his act was in hazing. He noted that colleagues brought him “to the extreme.”
In March, one of the soldiers who survived the shooting incident was given a two-year suspended sentence for hazing. Shamsutdinov and several other conscripts were recognized as victims.