A citizen of Moldova was sentenced to prison for participating in the battles on the side of the "DPR"

14:49 14 November Kyiv, Ukraine

In Moldova, a citizen of Moldova was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, who from 2016 to 2021 was a separatist mercenary in Donetsk.
NewsMaker writes about this with reference to the prosecutor's office of Moldova.

The 34-year-old man was detained in Moldova when he returned from Ukraine. He admitted his guilt. According to him, he first joined the "First Slavic Brigade" of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" and took part in hostilities as a soldier. He was later promoted to battalion commander and then to communications platoon commander.

The defendant said that he received 150,000 rubles, or about $2,400, for a year.

The accused, who admitted his guilt, was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in prison. This is a mitigated punishment, the newspaper writes.

Earlier, several other citizens of Moldova were convicted for similar crimes, NewsMaker notes. For example, in 2018, a 45-year-old citizen was sentenced to 3 years in prison, who fought as part of the illegal military formation "First Slavic Brigade" in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.