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Ukraine sentences two Russian soldiers who abused civilians to 12 years in prison

5 January, 2024 Friday
15:12

In Ukraine, two Russian soldiers who terrorized the population of the Russian-occupied Vasylivka district, Zaporizhzhia region, were sentenced to 12 years in prison

This was reported by the press service of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Prosecutor's Office.

The perpetrators were found guilty of ill-treatment of civilians and torture, by prior conspiracy by a group of persons (Part 2 of Article 28, Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). 

"Prosecutors proved in court that after the occupation of the Vasylivka district in February 2022, two servicemen of the Makhachkala riot police unit of the Russian Guard Department for the Republic of Dagestan were appointed as the so-called deputy and assistant military commandant of the Russian-installed administration of Vasylivka. In order to implement the occupation policy of the aggressor state and certain decisions of the representatives of the occupation administration in the temporarily occupied territories, they joined forces to conduct subversive activities against Ukraine," the prosecutor's office said.

They clarified that the perpetrators organized a search and directly participated in the detention of pro-Ukrainian local residents, and then in the premises of the seized administrative building of the Vasylivka police station, they applied electric shocks to people, spilled chemicals on their skin, inserted sharp metal objects under their nails, threatened to kill their relatives, and so on, thus forcing them to cooperate.

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