Last year's incident in Moscow's Patriot Park could end in serious consequences for a mobilized Russian serviceman.
The Odintsovo garrison military court found Alexander Leshkov guilty under Part 3 of Art. 334 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (use of violence against a superior during military service). The mobilized private was sentenced to 5,5 years in prison with a term to be served in a strict regime colony, writes TASS with reference to the press service of the court.
Recall that Leshkov was drafted into the ranks of the RF Armed Forces during the partial mobilization announced by President Vladimir Putin. During one of the drill reviews, on November 13 last year, a serviceman began to use foul language against his command.
The reason for the "criticism" from Leshkov was the provision of property and the process of training mobilized fighters. During the conflict, the private fired cigarette smoke in the face of Lieutenant Colonel Mazanov. At the same time, when the officer tried to remove him from himself, the mobilized man stabbed him in the chest with his fist.
Leshkov was arrested and taken into custody on November 16, 2022. A criminal case was initiated against him.
The verdict passed today has not yet entered into force. Leshkov's defense filed an appeal. Now his case will be considered by the 2nd Western District Military Court.