Russian citizen sentenced to 13 years in prison for setting fire to military enlistment office near Moscow
A resident of the Moscow region will serve his term in prison for the first three years, the remaining 10 years in a strict regime colony.
A resident of the Moscow region, 22-year-old Kirill Butilin, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for setting fire to a military registration and enlistment office in the city of Lukhovitsa in February 2022, in the first days after the start of a full-scale invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine.
According to Russian Telegram channels, the convict will be kept in prison for the first three years, he will spend the rest of his term in a strict regime colony.
According to the prosecution, on the night of February 28 last year, Butilin drew a Ukrainian flag at the entrance to the military registration and enlistment office, after which he doused the building with kerosene and threw two Molotov cocktails, causing a fire.
This is the first known case of an arson attack on a military registration and enlistment office in Russia since the start of a full-scale war. Then several dozens of such cases were reported in different regions of the Russian Federation.
After this act, the young man left for Belarus and tried to cross the border of Lithuania, but he was detained there.
Butilin was sentenced by the Second Western District Military Court, finding him guilty of vandalism, public calls for terrorist activities and a terrorist attack.
Recall that at the end of February 2023 in the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation there was a fire in the military registration and enlistment office.