The boycott of military service in Russia predicted by us in the spring has become so widespread that the occupying forces this week have actually stopped active offensive operations, confining themselves to small attacks waiting the recovery of their combat power. Having advanced a couple of tens of kilometers with taking control of the Luhansk region administrative border, they faced extremal exhaustion. Russian military units in Donbass are 30-50% complete, and even such local success after 7 weeks of clashes could only be achieved due to overwhelming superiority in artillery and tanks, which made it possible to destroy Ukrainian positions from a long distance, and then take them with inferior forces. Hidden mobilization under short-term contracts now does not even allow compensating for losses, let alone the formation of reserves. Moreover, such contractors are burdened by the war for capitalists’ interests and often lose heart after the first shelling, not wanting to renew the contract or trying to terminate it ahead of schedule. Therefore, agitation for joining the army is intensifying in Russian enterprises and prisons. For example, in recent days, such events have been held for workers of a confectionery factory and an electrometallurgical plant in the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine. Rejoicing at the devastatement of our cities on the couch is much easier than risking own life! Trust in television with its picturesque “victories”, according to Russian opinion polls, has also fallen sharply in the country. This personnel shortage is superimposed by increasing countrywide railway sabotage, which complicates the supply of troops and causes significant economic damage in general.
Meanwhile, the number of incendiary attacks on military recruitment offices in Russia has reached about two dozen episodes.
In the early hours of June 8, an unknown person (cops report about two) attacked the military commissariat of the Leninsky and Frunzensky districts in Vladivostok, doused a rag with fuel, set it on fire and threw it at the door. Rescuers arrived and quickly coped with the fire, the facade was damaged on about a square meter, no one was injured. The arsonist managed to escape.
On June 24, an enlistment center became a target in Belgorod. At about 3 a.m. on Belgorodsky avenue, an unknown man broke the window on the first floor and threw two Molotovs into 106th room. A fire broke out, the table began to burn, but was quickly extinguished after 6 minutes.
Thе same night, someone tried to set fire to the military commissariat in Perm. Molotov cocktails flew into the building in the Kirovsky district around 4 a.m. Four bottles were found on the spot – two were broken, two remained intact. The attackers managed to escape too. Watch the video from them
On June 14, in Krasnodar, cops detained 46-year-old Igor Paskar who had tried to set fire to the Main Directorate of the FSB the day before. He threw a Molotov cocktail at its front door. The foot mat near the entrance caught fire but the servicemen themselves were able to extinguish it. The suspect was handed over to FSB officers. He is a resident of the Volgograd region, tubes of blue and yellow paint were found on him. According to investigators, Pascar tried to burn the building out of hooligan motives.
Also, early in the morning of June 14, was torched Z-car in Odintsovo of the Moscow region. The suspect was immediately detained. It turned out to be a 54 y/o local resident, his name is not specified. The damage amounted to about 500,000 rubles. The cops broke into the man’s apartment with a search. There, they seized his clothes, in which he probably set fire to the car, and two containers of gasoline. At first, the suspect claimed that he did not know why he was detained, and only after that, at the police station, he confessed to arson. He was placed under house arrest. A criminal case has been initiated on the “intentional destruction or damage to property”.
On June 30, another man tried to set fire to the checkpoint of the regional FSB directorate in Nizhny Novgorod. He threw a Molotov cocktail into the entrance and ran away. In broad daylight, in conspicuous and easily soiled clothes, without gloves, with an open face. The visitor was detained soon. He is 40 y/o and earlier worked at a local car plant. Along with it, at the beginning of summer, the SUV of a famous pro-regime activist was burned in this city, and we published an interview with those who claimed responsibility.
Unfortunately, there is a suspect in the May arson of the enlistment center of the Kirovsky, Voroshilovsky and Sovietsky districts in Volgograd. 30 y/o Denis Serdyuk is being held in remand prison №1 of this town. He is being charged with “destruction of property” and “hooliganism”, and may be sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment.
Anarchy Today draws particular attention to the fact that such subversive acts are no longer just a matter for radical youth. Among the arsonists of military recruitment offices, buildings and vehicles belonging to repressive structures (only those who were captured and whose names are known) there are people far from student age – workers, an engineer, a rural teacher, a university professor… “If such different people take up Molotov cocktails, serious changes in the mood of society are coming. Sometimes such actions are demonstrative in nature – people are more likely not thinking about how to cause maximum damage to the enemy, but rather want to express their anger and induce others to action, and are ready to spend a long time in prison for this”.
On June 14, it also became known about the burning of a police station by three guys in the Dagestan village of Gejukh. No one was hurt, although the fire was extinguished only two hours later. Soon were detained 18 y/o Vladlen Babayev, 19 y/o Ramazan Fataliyev and 22 y/o Rahman Ibragimov. All have previous convictions. From their words, it was not an anti-war action – they were simply tired of constant control by the cops and decided to “take revenge”. However, the Republic of Dagestan since the beginning of the invasion is one of the top regions by military casualties per 100,000 population (along with other Caucasian and Asian territories, Pskov and Sevastopol).
Since the end of spring, there have been reports of discontent in the ranks of militaries from the neighboring Chechen Republic. In particular, according to Ukrainian intelligence, several units of the 70th Guards Regiment of the 42nd Motor Rifle Division from the town of Shali refused to fight and demanded that they be returned home. The number of those who refused to fight was not reported. The Legion “Freedom of Russia” also published this week a statement that a Russian sergeant of the 76th Guards Air Assault Division was executed on March 20 near Gostomel by Kadyrov’s mercenaries for refusing to lead his soldiers to the slaughter and desire to leave with them…
On June 20, the village council of occupied Borovaya in the south of Kharkov region stated that about two hundred of Russian militaries, brought out for rotation from hot clashes under Izyum, fled after arrival to Gorokhovatka and hid in the woods around. “From there they returned wounded, dirty, hungry and angry, with damaged equipment”. The commanders began their search.
In social networks of the Zaporozhye region yesterday there was information about the search by Russian invaders for 30 deserters in the Melitopol district between Mikhailovka and Malaya Belozerka with raids on the occupied villages. For this task arrived an FSB unit. No details more.
A week ago in occupied Kalinovka of the Kherson region, a group of 18-20 y/o deserters also appeared. “Dressed in Russian military uniforms, without insignia and headgear. They ask for food and water from the local population. One of them is probably injured. They carry three Kalashnikov rifles. Moving towards the Crimea. At the same time, they move exclusively at night, and hide during the day”. In this region, the occupiers desert oftenly, the main reason being heavy losses due to Ukrainian artillery strikes. Most often, the fugitives try to get to Crimea through the Arabat Spit sandbar. This route is known as safe and well established.
Some women from the Republic of Buryatia, at the end of June, recorded the following statement to its governor: “We, members of the families of servicemen of the 5th Separate Guards Tank Brigade, appeal to you with a plea. Our relatives, servicemen of military unit 46108, left their place of permanent deployment in January 2022 for exercises in Belarus. Further, from February 24, they participate in a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine. The military unit has been involved in advanced positions for almost five months. The servicemen are mentally and physically exhausted. All have mild to moderate concussions. Soldiers from January 2022 to the present are in the field, many have colds, they require a medical examination. Please note that many military personnel have not been granted leave for more than a year. Please replace our relatives, servicemen of military unit 46108, and send them to the place of permanent deployment in the Republic of Buryatia”. The participant of the action Vera Partilkhaeva added in social networks: “Television does not publicize this lawlessness! Everyone is afraid, the command has been given to be silent! Let the death of every military man in this unjust war be on your conscience! We demand the return of our sons and husbands to their homeland”. Of course, the governor, on the contrary, is responsible for recruiting as much cannon fodder as possible, but the main value of such protests is an influence to public opinion.
At the same time, mass dissatisfaction with the general mobilization to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the closure of borders for those liable for military service is also growing. There is a such material how Kharkiv men now evade the issuance of subpoenas during the street raids by cops and militaries.
In addition, you may be interested in this article about how the 1917-1918 decomposition of the Russian army and navy looked in Ukraine, and the role of anarchists in the revolutionary transformations.
Peace to the hunts! War on the palaces!