The sentence to UK citizen for taking part in military operations on the side of militants from the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk "People's Republics" is a proof that all foreign "tourists" who go to the east of Ukraine as mercenaries will be punished. This was stated by the Deputy Minister on issues of temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine Georgiy Tuka on the air of 112 Ukraine.
"Speaking about foreigners, this is the first such case. I very much hope that it is not the last one. I am more interested in, first, information about the mechanism of the British prosecutor's office used during the charge and collection of evidence, and secondly, I am sure 100% that the great attention of the British law enforcement bodies was aimed at gathering evidence of the presence of a regular Russian army in the territory of the Donbas. What they knew from that mercenary - this is the most interesting."
The deputy minister does not exclude that interaction with law enforcement agencies in the UK can provide very thorough information.
As reported, the court in Manchester for the first time sentenced the British to 5 years in prison for participating in the war in Donbas on the side of the LDNR.