In Bryanka, Luhansk region, at least 234 people are being held in a center for Russian military who refused to fight in Ukraine. About this writes "Layout".
The publication reports that this number is based on information received by relatives of the military. Of the 234 names, 114 were given to their relatives by the servicemen, and about 120 more people who were being held in Bryanka, they told their families by phone.
Nestka told the story of one of the Russian soldiers who were captured in Bryanka. On July 8, contract worker Alexander (name changed), together with his colleagues from the Sakhalin military unit, wrote a report refusing to participate in hostilities. He then informed his father that he was being summoned to meet with a certain general.
After this meeting, he and other servicemen who wrote reports were taken to a basement in Bryanka. There he and other prisoners, writes "Layout", are forced to unload warehouses. Also, according to Alexander, “refuseniks” are offered to either return to their unit and continue to fight, or go to another, but also stay at the front.
Together with Alexander, at least 33 more people are being held in Bryanka. He sent his father a photograph of a list of the names of all the prisoners. It is at the disposal of Layout, however, according to the publication, it is impossible to confirm the accuracy and authenticity of the list.
On July 19, Alexander stopped communicating. The last thing he sent to his father was a message that two prisoners had been taken from the basement to the pre-trial detention center.
Nestka writes that, according to open-source research, 1,793 Russian military personnel refused to participate in it during the war. The head of the Free Buryatia Foundation, Alexandra Garmazhapova , said that there were at least 500 “refuseniks” from Buryatia: they terminated the contract and were able to return home.