Sergeant 536-th separate coastal missile and artillery brigade of the military unit 10544 in the Murmansk region Vladimir Marchuk has complained to the Council on human rights under the President (HRC) on 10 November he was dismissed from service by violation of his rights under the contract (statement to the HRC on 14 November is available). A contractor connects his resignation with the failure to go to war in the Donbass.
About the history Marchukova and other soldiers of the brigade, in which he complained about trying to send them to fight in the Donbass in February 2015, without mentioning the names of the Sergeant reported, “Газета.Ru”.
Marchukov since 1990, served in the structures of the interior Ministry and the defense Ministry. In March 2014 he was called up for military service in 536 brigade, part 10544. He was sent to 1st division coastal anti-ship complex “Redoubt” by the operator of the rocket launcher.
Sergeant said that at the end of January 2015 contract his team caused in the galley part 10544, where the Colonel Rustam Sengepov allegedly threatened subordinates with dismissal if they refused to go to war in Ukraine. A few people refused, the remaining 56 went to the village of Sputnik near Murmansk, where is the 61st separate Kirkenes red banner naval infantry brigade.
In the new part of the soldiers were combat training with the change of military occupational specialties. Marchukov received sailor the position of the arrow. The exercises included shooting and training with special equipment.
In the village the soldiers complained it was cold in the barracks. In the end, the Companion came to the Deputy on educational work part 10544 Colonel Vyacheslav Okan, who repeated subordinates of the need for travel to Ukraine. Have a audio conversation in which the officer said “does not exclude the option of transition on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions to provide direct assistance.” In February 2015, the Ukrainian Donbass militias of the breakaway republics stormed the town of debaltseve.
Marchukov from a trip to the Donbass refused, instead, his wife filed a complaint to the HRC. As a result, in part, went to check the Commission of the defense Ministry. Deputy defense Minister Nikolai Pankov in March in a statement to the HRC denied the information about sending in the Donbass Murmansk contract.
“After the treatment of his wife in HRC part command denied sending the contract to Ukraine, it explained that they were sent for retraining. But it does not have to change in military card military profession”, — said Marchukov .
Problems in the service
Wife Marchukova Victoria worked as a sailor in the dining room part 10544. She stated that after contacting the HRC bosses the dining room warned her about the attention by the FSB. According to Marchukov, in the end she took a pass into the area, was forced to quit without writing in the workbook and return the child in Murmansk.
Marchukov after the incident in the Companion returned with colleagues to the part 10544. Some of his colleagues after the incident in the village, retired or were transferred to other parts. For some of them came to the polls FSB, said the Sergeant.
In his complaint to the HRC refers to the pressure command after the scandal in the Satellite. The authorities illegally entered in his service card recovery, forging signatures, said Marchuk. These marks Sergeant shot through a report to the military Prosecutor. Pressure on Marchukova after the events on condition of anonymity, confirmed one of his colleagues.
A year after the events in the Satellite, in January 2016-wow division Marchukova reduced, and he was for the state, however, his contract was extended. After a month of service Marchukova presented a certification sheet, which stated disciplinary breach of contract. To sign the document, he refused.
Recertified command appointed Marchukova on November 8, 2016, but he’s failing. On 10 November he was dismissed from the armed forces by order of the commander of the Kola flotilla. Marchukov calls the certification “window dressing” because after it he lost service card with the order for removal of Prosecutor’s office of the brigade commander and all illegal punishment. In addition, said Marchukov, he was not given a photocopy of the document, despite an appropriate application. Marchukov thinks the order of dismissal illegal and links it with the refusal to go in the Donbass. Senior Sergeant provided numerous positive characteristics from the interior Ministry and the military for 18 years of service.
The commander of the unit 10544 Colonel Yury Ryazantsev said that lie failed certification due to driving under the influence.
“December 31 last year he was stopped drunk driving, — said the commander. — Documents [in part] came just now, he tried to arrange to have the documents did not reach the command.”
Marchuk confirmed that before the New year to really stop drunk driving, but about the incident, he immediately reported to the command and paid the fine. “I have been punished for an administrative offence. We serve as division officers, who are deprived the rights for drunk driving and authorities aware of this,” said staff Sgt.
A member of the HRC, coordinator of the movement “Citizen and army” Sergey Krivenko said that the presidential human rights activists have asked the command of the military prosecutors to investigate a complaint of Sergeant. Krivenko believes that Marchukova have a chance to appeal the dismissal and return to service.
“Nine months of command did not notice the violation when driving, — said Krivenko . — He repents, other penalties, he said, was not. The impression that the command took advantage of this breach to get fired for the other.”
The lawyer Anton Shcherbak of “Soldiers’ mothers of St. Petersburg” declared that the dismissal Marchukova have a few questions: drunk driving was not in the service, the violation of the command of the unit says almost a year later, in addition, the contractor already punished by order of the court and admitted his guilt.
“Didn’t show eagerness”
The commander of the unit 10544 Ryazantsev said that from Murmansk contract “no one ever went” in the Donbass, and in the village of Sputnik, the military practiced classes on tactical and combat training. The same is reported in the Department of information and mass communications of the Ministry of defense.
The Ministry said that after the inspection of the Ministry and military Prosecutor’s office nor one serviceman of the military unit 10544 confirmed cases “send, including under pressure and duress in a combat zone in the South-East of Ukraine.” The military claimed that later similar complaints from community members and soldiers to the command of the Northern fleet was not.
Marchukov, told in the defense Ministry, “careless attitude to the orders of senior commanders and their responsibilities, according to commanders and co-workers, zeal for service had not been weary of intense combat training and sought to transfer to a more relaxed position.” According to the military, the Sergeant repeatedly subject to disciplinary action for gross misconduct. After the arrest Marchukova drunk driving examination Board has decided to fire Sergeant prematurely to the reserve in connection with the breach of contract, noted in the defense Ministry.
Thus in Department have underlined that at present lie is actively serving in the military enjoys all the provisions of benefits, and the dismissal will have the right to receive social guarantees from the Ministry of defense.