Belarus court sentenced "LNR" militant to two years of imprisonment

Source : 112 Ukraine

A resident of the Belarusian Krugle city got into the occupied territory of Ukraine through Russia
08:49, 8 May 2018

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Belarus court sentenced a militant who fought with the terrorists of the so-called "LNR", to two years of imprisonment in a general-purpose colony. This was reported by the site of the Mogilev Regional Court of Law.

“The court found that a citizen of the Republic of Belarus from April 14, 2016 to December 18, 2017, through the border crossing point "Novoshakhtinsk Auto" of the Russian Federation repeatedly entered the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, located on the territory of a foreign state, Ukraine,” the message says.

According to the charges, he started military service in an armed formation, was enlisted as a military, equipped with a uniform, firearms and ammunition.

"On the basis of Part 1 of Article 361-3 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, the accused was sentenced to two years of imprisonment in a penal colony under general conditions," the statement reads.

Related: Russian Federation Council reacts to Volker’s words that “DNR” and “LNR” should be disbanded

As it was reported earlier, Rafael Lusvarghi, former DNR (Donetsk People’s Republic) militant, could not be passed by the exchange list as he is a Brazilian citizen, as Vasyl Hrytsak, the Head of SBU, said at the briefing.

As it was reported earlier, SBU officers detained Lusvarghi in October 2016 when he was crossing Ukraine’s border in D terminal of the Boryspil airport.

A couple of months later, in January of 2017, Kyiv Pechersky District Court found the Brazilian guilty of the formation of a terrorist organization, of the creations of illegal armed formations and sentenced him to 13 years of imprisonment with a confiscation of property. He became the first non-Russia foreigner sentenced by Kyiv for the participation in Donbas war.

Kyiv Court of Appeal canceled the sentence on August 2017 and returned the Lusvarghi case for a retrial.

Related: LNR militants approve billl allowing to detain people for 60 days

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