Themacforums: Ukraine War – The Russians Locked up for Refusing to Fight. Sergei begged his son to stay home when he was ordered to fight in Ukraine.
“There are relatives for you. Simply reject “Stas, who was already an army officer, was informed, according to Sergei. “But he declared he was leaving. He thought he was right. I informed him of his undead status. And that, unfortunately, life would demonstrate that.”
These two are father and son, but their real names are Sergei and Stas. To preserve their privacy, we modified them. We’ve been invited to Sergei’s house so he may tell us their tale. Ukraine War – The Russians Locked up for Refusing to Fight.
“He then left for Ukraine. Then he began sending me texts inquiring as to what would occur if he chose not to engage in combat.”
Stas related one specific battle to his father.
He claimed that there was no cover, no gathering of intelligence, and no planning for the [Russian] men. Although they had been told to move on, nobody knew what was in store.
But he had a hard time choosing not to engage in combat. Better to accept it, I advised him. This war is not ours. It’s not a liberation war. He promised to make his denial in writing. He and a few others who had made the decision to object had their guns taken away, and they were placed under armed protection.
In an effort to obtain his son’s release, Sergei made numerous journeys to the front lines. He repeatedly begged for assistance from investigators, prosecutors, and military officials.
His efforts eventually yielded results. He returned Stas to Russia. He told his father what had transpired while he was being held captive, including how an “other set” of Russian soldiers had attempted to make him fight.
They took him outside as if they were going to shoot him after beating him. He was compelled to lie on the ground while being instructed to count to ten. He declined. So they used a pistol to repeatedly hit him over the head. He claimed to have blood all over his face.
Then they led him into a room and threatened to murder him if he didn’t accompany them. However, someone then claimed they would bring my son to work in the warehouse.
When Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, Stas was a serving officer. Only professionals would participate in President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation,” he assured.
But everything changed by September. In what he described as a “partial mobilization,” the president enlisted tens of thousands of Russian citizens in the armed forces.
Many of the recently mobilized troops were eager to voice their displeasure at being pushed into a conflict zone without the proper supplies or training. There have been numerous reports from Ukraine claiming that Russian troops who had been mobilized had been held and, in some cases, trapped in cellars and basements for refusing to go back to the front lines.
According to Elena Popova of the Russian Movement of Conscientious Objectors, “it’s a technique of forcing people to re-enter that massacre.” “The soldiers are meant to remain there, according to the leaders. Only intimidation and violence are familiar to the commanders. But you can’t make someone fight.”
Refusing to rejoin the fighting may represent a moral statement for some Russians. However, there is a more typical explanation.
Elena Popova argues that those who are refusing to fight are doing so because they have experienced more front-line combat than is fair. “The unjust treatment they are receiving is another factor. They have been in the trenches for some time, where they have grown cold and hungry, but when they return, their commanders only yell and use foul language.”
Reports of discontented soldiers and prison facilities are dismissed by the Russian government as false information.
President Putin reiterated earlier this month that there are no camps, jails, or other institutions of the kind for Russian soldiers. “There is nothing to support these false assertions; they are all garbage.”
The Kremlin chief stated, “We do not have any issues with personnel fleeing battle situations. “All normal people must react to a situation including shelling or bombs landing, even on a physiological basis. However, after a time of acclimatization, our men battle magnificently.”
Russian lieutenant Andrei gave up the fight. Andrei, who was deployed to Ukraine in July, was imprisoned for defying orders. He was able to get in touch with his mother Oxana in Russia and inform her of the situation. We have modified their names once more.
Oxana tells me, “He informed me he had refused to take his soldiers to a certain death.” “As an officer, he saw that they wouldn’t escape alive if they continued. My son was taken to a detention facility as a result. After thereafter, I received a text message informing me that he and four other cops had been imprisoned in a basement. Five months have passed since we last saw them.
“Later, I learned that all five of the men were missing and that the building they were in had been shelled. Nothing had been discovered, they claimed. They are now listed as being MIA. It is not logical. It’s ridiculous. Not only was the way my son was treated wrong, but it was also inhumane.”
Sergei informs me that what happened to Stas in Ukraine has strengthened their bond. We are back in his living room.
Sergei assures me, “We’re on the same page now. “There is no longer a barrier of miscommunication between us. His bluster has all been lost. I never imagined my own country would treat me this way, my kid said to me. He has fully transformed. Now he understands.”
“The locals are unaware of the threat we face. not from the adversary. nonetheless, from our side.”