A communist veteran politician has demanded that Vladimir Putin put an end to the war in Ukraine and has called for “the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops.”
Communist deputy Leonid Vasyukevich, 69, spoke out against the war in a military court after more than 100 Russian soldiers were dismissed from duty after they refused to fight in Ukraine.
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Vasyukevich spoke out in the court “violating the order to speak without permission” and Putin’s supporters called him a “traitor.”
The Russian politician said, “We are backing measures to support families of servicemen killed during the special military operation.
“We understand that unless our country stops the special military operation, there will be even more orphans.
“Young men die and are maimed during the operation, even though they could have benefited our country.”
During his speech he was heckled and interrupted as he blasted that it has now been more than three months since the “special military operation” started “and it is clearly impossible to reach success by a military way.”
The communist deputy warned that if Putin continues his war, then it “will inevitably lead to an increase in numbers of killed and wounded servicemen.
“We demand the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.”
The loyalist chairman of the parliament Alexander Rolik tried to halt his outburst, he said, “I am warning you…You are abusing the agenda.
“You are violating the order to speak without permission.”
Anatoly Dolgachev, head of his faction, told Vasyukevich, “You defame the honour of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation with such a statement.”