Sergey Kiselyov, a nephew of Dmitry Kiselyov, a prominent propagandist for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been serving his sentence in a German prison for participation in the war in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on the side of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic."
"He said, 'I am a Russian' and went to fight. His platoon commander died, he took command, so to speak, and was even awarded with some kind of a medal from Donetsk," Dmitriy Kiselyov told Yury Dud, a Russian sports journalist who also runs an unrelated YouTube channel vDud, where he interviews famous Russian figures.
According to Kiselyov, his nephew has German citizenship and was arrested after he had left Ukraine.
"He went into convent, became a monk – he was somewhere in Bulgaria and the Bulgarians arrested him and deported to Germany. Now he is in prison, [serving his sentence] under a bad article – terrorism, [possession of] weapons because he was a mercenary," the propagandist confessed.