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Sochi border guard on hunger strike

June 22 2009

In Sochi, the military Border Service of Russia, commander Eugene Tsapko announced an indefinite hunger strike. The reason for the protest was illegal, according to him, the prosecution.

"My actions caused by the fact that I got into a situation against me a criminal case of abandonment of parts, but I never gave up. His hunger strike, I draw attention to the actions of the Sochi military prosecution and investigation department. Some people desperately need me to condemn "- said Tsapko.

According to him, he should have been fired into the reserves three years ago, but as part of the command has not provided housing promised in the three-month period in accordance with the contract and the Federal Law "On status of servicemen, the military part has obliged him to continue his work. "I can not afford to rent an apartment, I live in the barracks. I refused to write a letter of resignation without providing shelter and after that I became involved in the disciplinary proceedings, to punish the commander of the rights" - added the military.

After the penalties, the unit commander, the Military Prosecutor's Office of Sochi was a criminal case under article 339 of the Criminal Code Failure to perform the duties of military service, but with the help of a lawyer it was stopped, and then filed another criminal case in parts 3 and 4 of Article 337 of the Criminal Code Willful abandonment of part or duty station, as well as failure to appear without valid reason in the service of more than ten days. Prosecution of Eugene Tsapko not prevent him as a Russian officer to perform his duties and while serving in a / h 2159, stationed in the sea port of Sochi.

Hunger Tsapko will hold on the territory of a military unit - in the port of Sochi, because they feared that otherwise would be perceived as a deviation from the duties of military service. He refuses to attend court hearings and errands command. His hunger strike, Eugene Tsapko requires the Military Prosecutor's Office to stop the absurd, in his opinion, the prosecution and management of the Sochi garrison comply with the decision of the court of Sochi garrison military court from 2005 to grant him and family housing, and subsequent dismissal from military service.

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