This is coolbert:
DRAFT DODGERS RUSSIA?
This all sounds so implausible.
Russian National Guard personnel refusing service? Reluctant to go to the Ukraine?
Source again Kamil Galeev via Twitter ^ | 3/24/2022 | the tip from Freeper.
"Captain Farid Chitav and 11 his subordinates from Russian National Guard . . . refused to go to Ukraine. Their regiment from Krasnodar was ordered to Ukraine and they objected. They said that they don't have a foreign passport and thus can't cross Russian border legally"
"They said that crossing Russian border without a foreign passport (you need for travelling abroad) is illegal and constitutes a felony 322 УК РФ. Thus they can't go. What happened to them? They were all fired. Now they are suing their commandment for firing them illegally"
Story as also carried by the Moscow Times. MT is an independent news publication not subject to Kremlin control? There is validity to this story!
NEED I SAY THAT DURING THE TIME OF THE OLD SOVIET UNION THESE INDIVIDUALS WOULD HAVE RECEIVED AN OVERWHELMINGLY HARSH AND INSTANTANEOUS RESPONSE, DRACONIAN IN NATURE WITHOUT ANY SORT OF REMEDIATION.
We now live in a time of much gentler and kindlier Russia?
I suspect there is an ethnic minority aspect to this story. All that not exactly clear.