Resident of Horlivka sentenced by Russia-controlled 'DPR' to 15 years in prison for 'espionage'

00:51, 10 September 2019
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Horlivka is presently occupied by Russia / Photo from

He will be serving the "sentence" in a high-security prison, the Ukrainian news outlet Novosti Donbasa reported.

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The man identified as Polikarpov K.S. was charged with working for Ukrainian special services.

He was allegedly "recruited" by an acquaintance.

In November 2017, the man allegedly supplied information about the location of "DPR" military facilities to the Ukrainian side.

As was reported, some 227 Ukrainians are illegally held captive in the uncontrolled territories of Donbas, according to the SBU Security Service.

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