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Russian soldiers more often express dissatisfaction with their commanders

Russian soldiers more often express dissatisfaction with their commanders In Russia, conflicts among military personnel have become more frequent (photo: Getty Images)

Among the ranks of Russian military personnel, dissatisfaction with their commanders is growing. Courts are increasingly handing down verdicts for the shooting of their subordinates by commanders, according to the National Resistance Center (NRC).

It is noted that in the Western Military District of the Russian Armed Forces, there is a trend of acts of violence committed by unit commanders against their subordinates.

In particular, in the Kursk region, numerous verdicts of garrison military courts are recorded regarding cases of mass murder of servicemen, when unit commanders shot their subordinates during service.

It is pointed out that these incidents occurred due to mutual animosity or as a result of servicemen being in a state of alcohol or drug intoxication.

"As a result of the latest incident in early February of this year, the Kursk Garrison Military Court handed down a verdict sentencing a senior warrant officer to 14 years in prison for shooting his subordinates while heavily intoxicated," the statement said.

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