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Russian citizen convicted to ten years in prison for participation in Donbas conflict

A militant who turned out to be a Russian was detained in Donetsk region in 2017
18:46, 13 November 2018

www.ukrinform.ua

The indictment of Ordzhonikidze district court of Mariupol in the case of a militant of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”(DPR) in the form of the imprisonment for ten years with the confiscation of property has come into force on November 13 as the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported on Facebook.

The court recognized a man guilty in the commitment of the crimes such as the creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization, leading of such a group, participation in it, organizational or any other support of its creation or activity; carrying, storage, purchase, pass or sale of the firearms (except hunting plain-barrel), ammunition, explosive items or objects without legal permission; crossing of Ukraine's border for inflicting harm to the state interests, crossing by a person, prohibited from entering, or by representatives of the armed forces or any other law enforcement bodies of the state-aggressor avoiding the checkpoints, without proper documents or with documents with false data.

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A militant, who turned out to be a Russian, was detained in Mykolaivka, Donetsk region in 2017 by the Ukrainian soldiers. The officers of the special service established that he illegally came to temporarily occupied Donetsk and joined terrorist grouping “Oplot” in February 2017 influenced by Russian propaganda.

“As a member of the illegal armed formations, an armed Russian protected the military objects controlled by the militants, equipped the checkpoints of the militants, and patrolled them. Moreover, he gathered information on the location and number of the forces and means of the anti-terrorist operation and participated in the military actions against Ukrainian soldiers,” the SBU press service noted.

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The indictment of the court has come into force on November 13; the Russian was sentenced to ten years in prison with the confiscation of the property.

As we reported, a Slovakian citizen was charged with the participation in the combat actions in Donbas at the side of the illegal armed formations.

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