I wanted to join the Freedom of Russia legion: a resident of Bryansk was sentenced to 5 years for trying to escape to the Armed Forces of Ukraine
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31-year-old Russian Maxim Timerkhanov became the sixth defendant in an attempt to escape to the Ukrainian side. In court, the man said that he “let the Ukrainian special services deceive him.”
The Bryansk regional court sentenced 31-year-old Russian Maxim Timerkhanov to five years in prison for trying to escape to Ukraine to participate in the war in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported on the website of the court.
Timerkhanov was detained in the village of Belaya Berezka, Bryansk region, on the border with Ukraine. The police were called by a local resident who noticed a stranger with a large backpack.
According to the investigation, the Russian intended to escape to Ukraine to participate in the war against the Russian Armed Forces.
According to The Insider, the case is against Timerkhanov was already the sixth in Bryansk against people who were going to flee to Ukraine to participate in the war on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Presumably, Timerkhanov, after his detention, wrote a confession. He also said that he allegedly allowed himself to be deceived by the Ukrainian special services.
According to the prosecution, in Ukraine, the man planned to join the Freedom of Russia Legion.
What is known about the Legion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “Freedom” Russia”
About a special unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, created from Russian soldiers who are ready to fight against the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the side of Ukraine, it became known in April last year. As it was reported then, the purpose of the legion is to change the ruling regime in the Russian Federation.
Then the fighters said that they went to the battle zone in the Donbass. The ex-military of the Russian Federation allegedly underwent a two-month training, during which they received knowledge for the use of Western weapons.
In early June 2022, the legion reported that a former vice president of Gazprombank ” Igor Volobuev.
“Guys from Russia, if you hate the Putin regime and want Russia to become a free democratic country, join,” the Russian banker commented.
In the Telegram channel legion, it is reported that initially part of the special forces consisted of former Russian military personnel who surrendered to captured by Ukraine. However, today the vast majority of the legion's military personnel are Russian volunteers who deliberately left the territory of the Russian Federation or came from other countries and became part of the unit, the fighters emphasize in a statement.