In Ternopil, a mobilized soldier, a native of the Volyn region, was sentenced to 5 years in prison. He has not been on duty for almost six months.

This is stated in the verdict of the Ternopil City District Court.

According to the court, a native of the Volyn region disappeared from the military unit on June 30, 2022. He returned there only on January 4, 2023.

At the trial, the suspect said that he served in the army from 2015 to 2020. Due to Russia's war against Ukraine, he was mobilized again. He noted that he was indeed at home from June 30, 2022 to January 4, 2023, because "by order of the commander, he left the military unit and was taken out of the territory of this unit."

Court verdict / Photo: Unified State Register of Court Decisions

The acting commander of the reserve battery of the military unit explained in court that the suspect was indeed absent from duty, but he had not heard about any of the decrees that the man was talking about. He also noted that the defendant had drunk alcohol while serving in the army. This was confirmed by other military witnesses.

The Ternopil City District Court found the mobilized man guilty under Part 5 of Art. 407 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (as amended by Law No. 194-VIII of February 12, 2015). The mobilized man already had a probationary period under Part 3 of Art. 185 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (theft). Therefore, the man was sentenced to 5 years and 1 month in prison. This verdict can still be appealed to the appellate court.

Recall that in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, a man was tried who received a summons, but refused to be mobilized during martial law.