The precise reasons for the attack are not known. A man opened fire on Monday at a Russian army recruitment center in Siberia, seriously injuring a soldier who worked there, said an official, in full partial mobilization to fight in Ukraine.
“Military Commissar Alexander Eliseyev is in intensive care, in very serious condition (…) The shooter was immediately arrested. He will definitely be punished! “, indicated on Telegram the governor of the region of Irkutsk, Igor Kobzev.
He said the shooting took place in the military recruitment center of Oust-Ilimsk, an industrial city located in Siberia, 600 kilometers north of Irkutsk.
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In a statement, the Russian Investigative Committee said the suspect was a 25-year-old resident of this city.
“I am ashamed that such a thing is happening at a time when, on the contrary, we should be united, and not fighting against each other, but against real threats,” added the governor.
This incident comes as protests were heard in Russia against the partial mobilization ordered on September 21 by Vladimir Putin.
According to the NGO OVD-Info, more than 2,300 people have been arrested since this announcement during actions against military mobilization. Significant departures of Russians to neighboring countries have also been reported.