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‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ militant sentenced to 20 years in Czech prison

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the prosecutor, Kantor was a member of a reconnaissance and sabotage group and personally planted mines and grenade launchers in the area of the demarcation line
21:08, 1 June 2021

Ukrinform

In the Czech Republic, a 32-year-old militant of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic Martin Kantor was sentenced in absentia to 20 years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of committing a terrorist act and participating in a terrorist group. This was reported by the Czech newspaper Novinky.

The court ruling states that in 2015 the man flew from Prague to Donbas through Rostov-on-Don. He was trained and became a sniper in the "LPR." He also earned the rank of sergeant.

According to the prosecutor, Kantor was a member of a reconnaissance and sabotage group and personally planted mines and grenade launchers in the area of the demarcation line.

Friends of the militant said that he told them about his plans to take part in the war in Donbas on the side of illegal armed groups.

One of Kantor's friends also said that he had received an e-mail informing him that the Czech had died, but it was not confirmed.

Related: Day in Donbas: Russian militants violate ceasefire four times

The court handed down the sentence in absentia, but it can be appealed.

Earlier it was reported that in Latvia, former partaker of combat actions in Donbas Beness Aijo who fought on the side of militants against Ukraine’s Armed Forces was sentenced to two years and six months in jail.

Related: Ex-commander of Donbas militants runs for Russian MP seat

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