Russian court rules in absentia six years in prison for ex-Ukrainian defense minister

15:20, 21 February 2020
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Hrytsenko is accused of calls for terrorist attacks through the media, RIA Novosti reported.

The prosecution initially requested nine years of prison time. Due to the fact that Hrytsenko is in Ukraine, the case was considered in absentia within three court hearings.

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Russia claims in July 2014, Hrytsenko allegedly called on the public through the media to blow up trains in regions bordering Russia, as well as cars in Moscow and Taganrog.

The indictment against the Ukrainian politician had been forwarded to court last December.

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