Belarus court sentences former "LPR" militant to prison term
A Mogilev regional court sentenced to two years in prison a Belarusian national who had fought against Ukrainian government forces in Donbas in the ranks of the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR") militant units.
The resident of the Belarusian town of Krugloye initially got to the occupied territory of Ukraine via Russia, according to a report by Belarus Partisan citing the court ruling.
According to the court, he became part of an armed unit, was enlisted as a serviceman, provided with uniform, light weapons and ammunition.
Read also"Crimean Cossacks" who whipped Moscow protesters fought against Ukraine in Donbas"The court found it proved that the resident of Krugloye had fired on the positions of Ukraine's forces. He was sentenced to two years in a general-regime colony for participation in the armed formation and participation in the armed conflict without the authorization of Belarus," the statement said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, eight Moldovan citizens were sentenced to prison terms for fighting on the side of pro-Russian militants in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Another 25 Moldovans remain on the international wanted list.