Three more "DPR" militants get 15 years in prison for treason
26 July, 2022

Three militants of the unrecognized "Donetsk People's Republic", who fought on the side of Russia against Ukraine, have been sentenced to 15 years in prison, reports the Security Service of Ukraine.

According to the investigation, at the beginning of March, as "recruits", they underwent military training in a camp that the occupying authorities arranged in one of the boarding schools of occupied Donetsk. In the end, they were appointed machine gunners and sent to the regiment of the Russian Federation, and after the distribution, they were sent to Russian Belgorod for training at a military base.

For the war against Ukraine, "recruits" were transferred to the Kharkiv axis. All of them were captured by Ukrainians at the end of March, during the liberation of Vilkhivka in Kharkiv Oblast.

The three machine gunners were found guilty of treason (Part 2 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and denial of armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine (Part 1 of Article 436-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Trial of the occupiers

Kyiv delivered the first verdict to a Russian soldier for a crime against a civilian on May 23: 21-year-old sergeant Vadim Shishimarin was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a resident of Sumy Oblast. Two more Russian soldiers were sentenced to 11.5 years in prison — they were found guilty of shelling Kharkiv Oblast.

At the beginning of June, the court also found guilty of treason four detained Ukrainians who sided with the occupiers, and sentenced them to 15 years in prison.