Serbia opens 45 cases against Serbian mercenaries fighting abroad, incl. in Donbas
The prosecutor's office of Serbia has opened 45 cases since the end of 2014 against Serbian mercenaries who have been fighting in military conflicts abroad, including in Russian-occupied Donbas, according to the Ukrainian news outlet Evropeiska Pravda.
The cases are designed to prosecute persons who fall within the scope of Article 386a of the Criminal Code of Serbia, representative for the prosecutor's office of Belgrade Tatjana Sekulic said, Evropeiska Pravda reported citing the Serbian edition Politika.
Last year, the prosecutor's office charged 24 people with such a crime.
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At the same time, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine said on October 11 that since the beginning of the Donbas war, more than 300 citizens of Serbia had been fighting in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic territory alone.