The leader of the Kurara group, Oleg Yagodin, was found guilty of discrediting the Russian army and fined 40,000 rubles by the Kirovsky District Court of Yekaterinburg. This was reported by a URA.RU correspondent from the scene.
“The court ruled to impose a fine of 40 thousand rubles on Yagodin,” the correspondent reports the words of the judge. The maximum penalty under the article is a fine of 100,000. The artist himself pleaded not guilty.
Yagodin was taken to court after his statement at a concert during the Ural Music Night festival. According to investigators, his words discredit the Russian army participating in the special operation in Ukraine, but Yagodin himself did not agree with the authorities, asking to invite expert philologists. This singer was denied.
The special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine began on February 24 after intensified shelling by the army of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of civilians in the DPR and LPR. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine, specifying that there is no other way to save the lives of the Russian-speaking population of Europe. At the same time, he specified, the Russian army does not allow casualties among civilians.