Russian commander shot at military enlistment office in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia

Russian commander shot at military enlistment office in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia Credit: Twitter @nexta_tv

Aleksandr Eliseev, a Russian commander in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia, was shot at a military enlistment office on Monday, September 26.

The news of the Russian commander being shot at a military enlistment office in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia quickly broke on Twitter, with Nexta news agency stating:

“In Ust-Ilimsk, #Irkutsk region, a shooting in a military registration and enlistment office took place. Preliminarily, the head of the draft board was wounded. The shooter has already been detained.”

“The man who shot at the head of the draft board of the military enlistment office in #UstIlimsk was detained. He turned out to be 25-year-old local resident Ruslan Zinin.”

According to reports by Russian news agency Baza, eyewitnesses claimed the exact phrase said by Ruslan Ziminin before he opened fire on Aleksandr Eliseev, the Ust-Ilimsk military commissar, was:

“We’ll all go home now.”

According to preliminary reports Zimin himself was to have been mobilised today.

An eyewitness of the shooting at the military registration and enlistment office in Ust-Ilimsk said that there was no metal detectors at the military registration and enlistment office.

The conscript’s documents were not checked either – “they looked at the summons, drew a note in the register and left. He had a gun like the one from ‘Brat-2’, very similar, like a homemade sawed-off rifle,” said the eyewitness of the shooting.

Aleksandr Eliseyev is now in hospital.

Alleged footage of the incident was shared on Twitter:

The news follows reports that Ukrainian Armed Forces HIMARS launched an attack on a hotel in the Russian-occupied city of Kherson, that saw former deputy of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Alexey Zhuravko killed, as reported on Sunday, September 25.


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