In Ukraine a Russian citizen sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking part in Donbass conflict


A citizen of the Russian Federation was sentenced by Ukrainian court to 13 years in prison with confiscation of property for his service in military units of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Luhansk (LPR). This was reported on the website of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine.

The name of the convict was not disclosed, it was only said that he fought in the battalion “Prizrak” (“Ghost”) and “The 1st Cossack regiment named after Platov” in 2015.

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine continues from spring 2014. Ukraine and Western countries have repeatedly stated that Russian troops are involved in the battles in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The Russian Federation, in turn, argues that there are only Russian volunteers in the east of Ukraine.



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