A criminal case has been sent to the court against the foreign fighters
Three suspected British and Moroccan mercenaries, who joined the Ukrainian army and were later captured by forces in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), could face the death penalty there, the republic’s general prosecutor’s office said on Friday.
Judiciary spokesman Victor Gavrilov said:A group of foreign tenants“Who is accused”Participated in the preparation and implementation of hostilities against the DPR,“Done and a criminal case has been filed”Fully composed.“
“Materials of the case have been transferred to one of the courts of the Republic for consideration, which may result in the application of the death penalty – the death penalty – to the accused, taking into account the time of the war.Gavrilov told reporters.
The Prosecutor General’s Office specified that the investigation confirmed that Britons Shawn Pinar and Andrew Hill, along with Morocco’s Ibrahim Sadun, were involved in the crime under three sections of the DPR Criminal Code: “Crime committed by a group of people,“The “Forcibly seize power or seize power by force,” And “Tenancy“
According to the DPR Criminal Code, tenancy, which is considered a crime internationally, carries a maximum sentence of three to seven years in prison, and forcible seizure of power can range from 12 to 20 years. There could be a tense situation or a wartime execution.
Russian military spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov had previously said that foreign tenants could expect the best. “Long term in prison.”
Pinar and another accused British mercenary, Aiden Aslin, have called on Ukrainian Prime Minister Boris Johnson to facilitate the exchange of one of Ukraine’s opposition leaders, Victor Medvedchuk, who was detained by Ukrainian forces. London, however, has clearly limited itself to calling Pinar and Aslin. “POWs,“Rather”Tenant“And they should be treated accordingly.
In early May, Andrew Hill released a video in which he said he realized he had arrived in Ukraine. “It was hell“There. He further claimed that they were fighting foreign mercenaries.”Really bad people and sadists.“
“I understand that everything went wrong and I expect humility from the Donetsk People’s Republic.” He said.
Russia attacked the neighboring state in 2014 after Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the first Minsk agreement. The German- and French-brokered Minsk protocol was designed to give special status to isolated territories within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine formally declare itself a neutral state that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kyiv has insisted that the Russian invasion was completely unpleasant and has denied claims that it is planning to forcibly restore the two republics.