Russian authorities sentence a soldier for an incident in Syria
On Friday, Kommersant newspaper reported on the first sentence given to a soldier of the Russian army who had participated in the military operation in Syria, citing a source closely involved in the legal proceedings. According to the publication, this concerns the military contractor, private Artem Hilko, who was charged with losing an automatic weapon.
According to the publication, the sentence was given by the Moscow Military District Court, but the legal proceedings were closed to the press. Hilko was accused according to Article 348 of the Russian Criminal Code (violation of the rules regarding the care of weapons, ammunition or …read more