Kirill Butylin, a resident of the Moscow region, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for setting fire to a military registration and enlistment office in the city of Lukhovitsy in February 2022, in the first days after the start of a large-scale invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine.
Butylin was sentenced by the Second Western District Military Court, reports TASS. Butylin was found guilty under three articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation: vandalism (part 2 of article 214, public calls for terrorist activities (part 2 of article 205.2), terrorist attack (clause “ c” of part 2 of section 205).
The TASS report does not specify whether Butylin was sentenced to a strict or general diet colony. Pursuit asked assign him 13 years in a strict regime colony. Butyline on trial declaredwho fully admits his guilt.
The Lukhovitsy military enlistment office fire occurred on the night of February 28, 2022. Investigators say Kirill Butylin, then 21, broke the window of the military enlistment office and threw two Molotov cocktails inside. This is the first known case of arson against a military registration and enlistment office in Russia since the start of the war. Then several dozen such cases were reported across Russia. In some cases of arson of military registration and enlistment offices, convictions have already been handed down.
Butylin left for Belarus in late February-early March, where, according to TASS, he was arrested while trying to cross the border into Lithuania.