War with Russia: 8 more DPR militants to spend 15 years behind bars

14:56 08 July Kyiv, Ukraine

In accordance with the court decision, eight militants of the so-called "DPR" were found guilty under two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

This was reported by the speaker of the SBU Artem Dekhtyarenko.
“The militants are accused of high treason and the creation of paramilitary or armed formations not provided for by law.. They were sentenced to imprisonment for 15 years with confiscation of all their property,” the SBU notes.
So, a resident of Donetsk, who voluntarily mobilized on the first day of a full-scale war, was taken prisoner by soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in March during the liberation of the village of Olkhovka, Kharkiv region. The remaining seven militants surrendered in the Sumy region.
“After “mobilization”, a Donetsk resident was assigned to the position of a rifleman of the 115th regiment and underwent a week-long combat training in Russian Belgorod. And the remaining 7 militants held the positions of squad leader, machine gunner, grenade launcher, assistant grenade launcher and shooters as part of an illegal armed formation and the RF Armed Forces," Dekhtyarenko says.
In the end, this group was captured during the liberation of the Sumy region by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Recall that in Zaporizhzhia, a shooter of the motorized rifle brigade "Republican Guard" of the so-called "DPR" was sentenced to 15 years in prison for treason.

SBU investigators found that a resident of the Donetsk region voluntarily joined the illegal armed formation "Republican Guard". From the beginning of the Russian aggression, he carried out the orders of the leaders of the military command of the occupation forces of the Russian Federation. Sagittarius took part in the hostilities against the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the territory of Donetsk and Zaporozhye regions.