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Russian Soldiers Received Death Threats for Refusing to Fight, Wives Say

Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region have received death threats for refusing to fight in Vladimir Putin‘s war, their relatives have said.

Relatives of nine contract servicemen from the Russian Buryatia republic, who were sent to a pre-trial detention center after they refused to participate in the war, are appealing to Russia’s defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, for their immediate release.

The anti-war Free Buryatia Foundation, formed by ethnic Buryats, earlier told Russian independent media outlet MediaZona that 17 servicemen who entered into short-term contracts with Russia’s defense ministry had been locked up after they refused to fight and attempted to terminate their contracts.

A Russian serviceman stands guard at the destroyed part of the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works in Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol on May 18, 2022, amid the ongoing Russian military action in Ukraine. Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine’s…

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