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Serviceman arrested in Kherson for joining Russia in annexed Crimea

The serviceman was detained on March 11 in Kherson region
10:38, 14 March 2019

TSN

Odesa Prymorsky District Court arrested former Ukrainian serviceman who had joined the Russian side on annexed Crimea for two months, as Radio Liberty reported.

The serviceman was detained on March 11 in Kherson region.

As it was reported, Ukrainian sailor from Crimea was detained in Kherson region for alleged duck-out.

If his guilt is proved, he faces imprisonment for up to five years.

Related: 14 of released Ukrainian hostages are suspected in desertion

Earlier, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained Ukrainian serviceman who deserted from Ukraine’s Armed Forces with the intention to serve in the Russian Army. 

The deserter was hiding in one of the apartments in Zaporizhia city. He had weapons and falsified documents that hide his involvement in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas.

Earlier, Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office opened over 11,000 criminal proceedings upon desertion, abandonment of a post since 2014.

Related: Suspect in espionage for Russia arrested in Sweden

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