Unauthorized abandonment of the unit during the period of mobilization and martial law will be punished by prison.
In Russia, the State Duma introduced the concept of “mobilization”, “martial law” and “wartime” into the Criminal Code.
The amendments introduce several new articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation: “Voluntary surrender” and “Looting”. For surrender, one faces from three to 10 years in prison, if there are no signs of high treason. For looting – up to 15 years in prison. The list of aggravating circumstances includes the commission of a crime “during the period of mobilization or martial law, in wartime.”
Unauthorized abandonment of a unit during the period of mobilization and martial law will be punished more severely:
- from two to 10 days – up to 5 years of imprisonment, and not up to one year;
- from 10 to one month – up to 7 years in prison, and not up to three years;
- over a month – from 5 to 10 years in a colony, and not up to five years.
Non-fulfillment by a subordinate of an order of a superior given in the prescribed manner, during a period of martial law, in wartime or in conditions of an armed conflict or combat operations, as well as refusal to participate in military or hostilities will be punished by imprisonment for a term of two to three years.
Also, the Russians called up for military training, who are in the reserve, will be criminally liable for failure to appear or desertion on an equal basis with contract soldiers and conscripts.
As UNIAN reported earlier, mobilization for the war against Ukraine begins in the Russian capital. Residents of Moscow will begin to issue subpoenas.