Occupied Sevastopol City Court sentenced the Ukrainians Volodymyr Dudka and Olexiy Bessarabov, whom Russian authorities accuse of preparation subversions, to 14 years of imprisonment, as TASS news agency reported.
“The Judicial Chamber ruled to find Olexiy Bessarabov and Volodymyr Dudka guilty and sentence them to 14 years of imprisonment in a hard labor colony,” the decision of the judges reads.
Earlier, state prosecution in annexed Crimea asked the court to arrest Dudka and Bessarabov for 15 and 14 years and 10 months respectively.
Dudka was arrested in November 2016 in Crimea along with Dmytro Shtyblikov and Oleksiy Besarabov. Russian Special Security Service FSB detained another so-called "Ukrainian saboteurs," who allegedly were planning sabotage on strategic sites of the occupied Crimea in Sevastopol, on November 9. The detainees were allegedly members of the ‘terrorist group of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry Intelligence Service’.