A Russian commander has been jailed after choosing to do housework and raise children over fighting in Ukraine. Photos/Illustrations
MOSCOW – A supreme commander of the Black Sea Fleet Russia was thrown in prison after refusing to fight on the Ukrainian front in favor of doing homework.
Yury Tryapkin is a junior fleet sergeant who is ordered to go to an unpublicized area, and joins President Vladimir Putin’s invasion.
However, in October 2022, he was absent from work.
Court documents now show he was jailed in a Russian prison for five years and four months, pleading guilty to the crimes of helping a friend with the housework and raising children.”
He was sentenced by Judge Zhaginov Arslan Ivanovich in a trial that lasted only two hours on Tuesday (6/6/2023).
“(He) was convicted of committing a crime under Part 5 of article 337 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,” said a spokesman for the Sevastopol Garrison Military Court.
“Tryapkin, during the mobilization period, became a conscription soldier under contract, to temporarily avoid military service, wanted to help a friend with housework and childcare, for no apparent reason in October 2022 did not appear at the military service and from the determined he lives in the city of Simferopol, where he spends time of his own decision.”
“For committing the above acts, Tryapkin was found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment for five years and four months for serving in the general regime correctional colony,” he said as quoted by the Daily Star, Thursday (8/6/2023).
According to Russia’s anti-Kremlin news outlet, 1,053 criminal cases were filed under the same law between January and May this year as people tried to find ways to avoid being forced to fight for Putin’s forces as more than 212,000 Russian soldiers have died in the fighting. , claims Ukraine.
This is already 52 more convictions than the total for 2022.