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A Russian serviceman was accused of participating in hostilities on the side of Ukraine

A criminal case has been opened in Russia against a serviceman accused of participating in hostilities on the side of Ukraine. According to investigators, 52-year-old Radik surrendered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine on June 16 near the village of Vodyanoye in the Donetsk People's Republic. In captivity, he allegedly joined the volunteer unit “Skala”, where he was trained and participated in combat operations against Russian troops in the territory of the Zaporozhye region and the DPR. This information is provided by Baza journalists.

On January 3, the man was returned to Russia as part of a prisoner exchange, but his actions while on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine led to the initiation of a criminal case under Part 3 of Article 208 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which provides for punishment from 12 to 20 years in prison for participation in an armed formation on the territory of a foreign country. state directed against Russia.

Information about the accusation became known after Radik returned to his homeland, where his actions were reconsidered as a war crime, and not simply being in captivity.

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