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Arrested after a skirmish with an officer, the mobilized explained his act

Mobilized Alexander Leshkovwhich arrested after the conflict with the commander during a drill review in a military unit near Moscow, explained his act. He outlined his version of the events from the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center in an interview with MK.

Recall that the video where Leshkov comes into conflict with an officer, swears, blows smoke in the face of a lieutenant colonel and punches him in the chest went around all social networks.

According to the arrested person, he wanted to take part in the special operation as a volunteer with a friend from the very beginning, but he did not have money for equipment. And after the announcement of partial mobilization, he came to the draft board voluntarily, without waiting for the summons.

The interlocutor of the publication also said that he, like most military personnel, was not satisfied with the quality of training, and there were other problems, in particular with equipment that did not fit.

The chance to inform the leadership about the problems appeared at the drill reviews, Leshkov said. He added that he “took advantage” of it.

The fighter admitted that he had lost his temper – he made rude claims and pushed the lieutenant colonel in the shoulder, who allegedly pushed him away before that.

Leshkov regretted that he could not restrain himself and apologized for this incident. He expressed the hope that Russia would give him a chance to protect her and atone for her guilt.

Author Maxim Alexandrov

Maxim Alexandrov – journalist, correspondent for the Pravda.Ru news service

Curator Alexander Artamonov

Alexander Artamonov – military observer, editor of the French version, host of reviews “Control shot” – on the channel of the Pravda.Ru media holding

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