“No court verdict so far, it’s just a specific feature of the trial where the jury pronounces their conclusion in the case. They found Karpyuk and Klykh guilty. We will be able to discuss the aftermath of the verdict on the next week, May 24”, Karyuk’s lawyer Ilya Novikov said in an interview with 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The jury of court in Chechen Republic found Ukrainians Mykola Karpyuk (left on the photo) and Stanislav Klykh guilty of military actions against Russia’s federal troops during the First Chechen War, in winter 1994-1995. They allegedly joined the Viking unit, which fought on the side of Chechen nationalists as they sought independence from Russia. The jury accused Karpyuk and Klykh of killing and wounding dozens of Russian servicemen.
Mykola Karpyuk, leader of the Ukrainian National Assembly, was detained in March 2014. Stanislav Klykh was detained in Russia in September 2014, when he came to Russia to visit his pregnant girlfriend.