A soldier of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic has been sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment in Moldova, said TRM, the state-owned national radio-TV broadcaster.
According to Moldova’s Prosecutor General, in spring 2014, the man joined the Sparta battalion, one of the Russia-backed illegal armed units participating in the Donbas conflict. For cash, he took part in armed clashes during the conflict.
November 5, the fighter was detained in Chisinau airport. He pleaded guilty.
The sentence could be appealed under conditions and time periods determined by the Moldovan law.
Since 2014 till now, 5 people in Moldova were found guilty of taking part in the Donbas conflict on the side of pro-Kremlin militants.