A district court in Chernivtsi (southwestern Ukraine) has pronounced a sentence in the case of pro-Russian mercenary, the militant of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic". The culprit is sentenced to 10 years in jail in absentia. Press office of the Security Service of Ukraine reported that on September 17.
According to the ivnestigation team, the man was born in Kostyantynivka, Donetsk region; he goes by the alias of Sever (Russian for North, - 112 International). In spring 2014, he joined Vostok, one of the illegal armed formations that appeared in Donbas then. He was immediately recruited in the tank battalion and then served as First Deputy Commander of that unit, being responsible for organization and conduction of military actions.
The terrorist personally led a tank squadron during multiple fights in Donbas, including these near Debaltseve, Donetsk airport, Ilovaisk, Avdiivka and Savur Mohyla; a lot of Ukrainian warriors deceased in these battles. For his "acts of valor", the culprit received multiple military decorations of "DNR".
The man is found guilty of membership in a terrorist organization and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Being put on the wanted list, the culprit is currently fleeing from justice in the occupied part of Donetsk region.