Russia imposes a prison sentence of up to 15 years for desertion

Russia imposes a prison sentence of up to 15 years for desertion

By the decision of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the Criminal Code was amended to increase the punishment period for crimes during mobilization and martial law to 15 years.

“Report” reports that the change envisages up to 10 years of imprisonment for servicemen who voluntarily surrender.

In addition, according to the law, crimes during mobilization and martial law are recognized as aggravating circumstances. Desertion during mobilization or war is punishable by imprisonment for up to 15 years.

This period will also be applied for refusal to participate in military operations.

It should be noted that on September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order on partial mobilization.

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