Russian court extends arrest for 18 Ukrainian POWs from Aidar battalion
On July 25, 18 fighters from the Ukrainian Aidar battalion were tried in Russia for "changing the constitutional order" of the terrorist DPR. The so-called court extended the arrest until November 13.
This was reported by the Russian propaganda news agency TASS.
"The court extended the arrest of 18 members of the Aidar national battalion until November 13," the report says.
It is noted that the Aidar battalion is recognized as an extremist organization in Russia, and the case against it is "the first mass one in the Russian Federation."
The soldiers are accused of allegedly forcibly seizing power, changing the constitutional order of the "DPR" and participating in the activities of a terrorist organization. It is reported that during the trial the charges will be reclassified to articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
For reference. The 24th Detached Assault Battalion Aidar is an assault battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. It operated in the Luhansk region as part of ATO units, and was subordinated to the Operational Command East from 2014 to 2022.
Since the end of 2022, it has been subordinated to the Land Forces Command and has been actively involved in the battles for Bakhmut.
On Wednesday, June 14, Russia held a farcical trial in Rostov-on-Don for 22 Azov soldiers who defended Mariupol and Azovstal. Among them are eight women and 14 men, including the former company commander.