The Russian military, who were lucky to return alive, bring weapons home with them

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Russian military men lucky enough to come back alive bring weapons home with them

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Russian military take away weapons from the war – Dozens of them have already been put on trial for carrying it illegally, Nyorstka reports on Telegram.

According to the publication, at least 42 servicemen (Rashists) were put on trial for misappropriation, storage, transportation and carrying of weapons, ammunition and explosive devices (articles 222 and 222.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). "Layout" discovered this by studying the bases of all the garrison military courts in Russia.

Judging by the already published verdicts, the Russian military is taking firearms found at the front or keeping unused cartridges and grenades. They carry them to the unit in body armor, backpacks and sleeping bags, then hide them in a secluded place, and go home on vacation, they take them with them.

At least 18 rashists who returned from the war have already been convicted. Two dozen – waiting for the court's decision.

One military court sent him to prison for two and a half years. During the inspection at the checkpoint of the Kerch bridge, through which he was returning home, 4 fragmentation grenades, 5 bullets and a smoke bomb were found in his backpack. The military man told the investigators that he carried explosive devices “for personal safety”.

The rest of the servicemen received fines of several tens of thousands of rubles and suspended sentences. Some had weapons found during inspections at checkpoints, traffic police posts and railway stations.

For example, a military man from Kursk, returning from the “front” through the Crimea, a traffic police officer found a Val assault rifle, a Makarov pistol and 300 live cartridges in a backpack.

In the Samara region, traffic police officers found a Makarov pistol and two magazines with cartridges in the car of a military man from Chelyabinsk, on which he was returning home from the war. after he X-rayed his backpack. Subsequently, he told investigators that he wanted to use the grenade to catch fish.

Those who manage to bring weapons home keep them in apartments and dachas. 

In Reutov, two friends who returned from the war gave loaded magazines from a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a Dragunov rifle to the owner of the rented apartment. She took the ammunition, and a few days later she called the police.

In Bryansk, the “veteran” I took a fragmentation grenade from the front, brought it to the service apartment and put it on a shelf in the corridor. On the same day, he quarreled with his wife and “made a drunken brawl.” The policemen who arrived at the noise saw a grenade and called the sappers.

One of the convicts got drunk and fired a combat pistol in a public place. He found a Makarov pistol with cartridges and an RGD-5 grenade under the seat of the combat vehicle, which returned to the unit after the battle. He kept the find in the ground, and three weeks later he dug up a gun, took it with him for a walk and started shooting in the air near a grocery store. The court appointed him compulsory work.

Several servicemen who took live ammunition from the front managed to avoid criminal liability: their cases were terminated. They convinced the court that they realized and made amends by giving public lectures in their military units on responsibility for illegal possession of weapons and donating from 5 to 10 thousand rubles to help children.

In August 2022, in In the Smolensk region of the Russian Federation, four armed men, among whom was a contract soldier, attacked Ukrainian refugees at a temporary accommodation center. In the same month, in Rostov-on-Don, a military man shot a taxi driver with a Makarov pistol, with whom he argued about politics.

In December, in Petrozavodsk, another military man killed his wife with a pistol, Nyurstka recalls.< /p>

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

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