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Widow of Russian colonel allegedly killed by suicide asks Putin to oversee investigation

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Yulia Boyko, the widow of Colonel Vadim Boyko, deputy director of Russia’s Pacific High Naval Academy, has written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In it, she asked President Putin to oversee an investigation into her husband’s death.

The letter was dated November 20th, but it was not appear In local media until November 28th.Julia Boyko Confirmed Its authenticity to Telegram Channel Bazaar.

According to Yulia Boyko’s letter, on 16 September a mobilization station was set up at the military academy where her husband was working. Colonel Boyko, she wrote, was responsible for receiving, containing, and supervising recruits. Since then, he has almost completely stopped sleeping at home and has tried to solve various problems related to mobilization, but has received no support from her superiors, she said. Ultimately, the widow wrote, Vadim Boiko realized that his superiors were “trying to hold him accountable for all the failures and shortcomings” of the mobilization process.

Vadim Boyko was then sent to a training camp in the village of Sergeyevka in Primorsky Krai, where, according to his widow, he was responsible for repairing military equipment sent to combat areas and training newly mobilized soldiers. Yulia Boyko claimed that her husband faced difficulties because it was “impossible to carry out a combat mission with that kind of equipment”, but school director Oleg Zurarev offered no assistance. No. She wrote that her husband suffered from insomnia for about a month, during which he lost 15 kilograms (about 33 pounds).

On November 14, Yulia Boyko wrote that representatives of the commission from Khabarovsk came to the training center to investigate complaints of mobilized soldiers. According to the letter, the school principal, Admiral Zhuravlev, “demonstrated great ability in camouflage” and she went to the hospital while her husband was informed of criminal charges.

“Inspectors have already openly told Colonel Boyko that he owed more than 100 million rubles (approximately $1.6 million) for loss and damage to state property and that he would face criminal charges for the confiscation of property. I was informed that it would be,” Yulia Boyko wrote to her. Letter to Putin.

She also clarified some of the circumstances of her husband’s death. “yes he [went] To him [boss’s] Office, not himself, as many social media pages write.he sat on a chair and fired 5 bullets He didn’t aim for his head or pursue the goal of getting things done as quickly as possible,” she wrote.

If this tragic death was at Boyko’s own hands, an investigation that has yet to be determined, it marks the first instance of suicide of this kind in Russia – self-execution by firing squad. . [If that’s the case,] He clearly wanted to get the attention of the Russian authorities and let them know that there was a problem, something needed to be done, and that his homeland was in danger.

Vadim Boyko’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds on November 16 at the Pacific High Naval Academy. Baza reported that he heard five gunshots in Boiko’s office that morning. The outlet confirmed that five shell casings and four pistols belonging to Makarov were found at the scene of the incident. Russian law enforcement has not commented on Boyko’s death.

https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/11/29/widow-of-russian-colonel-who-allegedly-died-by-suicide-asks-putin-to-oversee-investigation Widow of Russian colonel allegedly killed by suicide asks Putin to oversee investigation

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