Ukrainian court sentences DPR counter-intelligence senior officer to 11 years in prison
Dzerzhynsk City Court in Donetsk region has sentenced a Donetsk native, who had held the post of the assistant commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) State Security Ministry's counter-intelligence detachment, to 11 years in prison.
During the court hearings it was established that a 42-year-old Donetsk native had sided with the DPR on his own initiative in May 2014, taking up the position of the assistant commander of the DPR State Security Ministry's KOT counter-intelligence detachment.
In June 2015, he was detained by employees of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and arrested.
During the court proceedings the man did not plead guilty.
For committing the criminal crimes, which are enshrined in the Ukrainian Criminal Code's articles for "committing of a crime by a group of people," "the conduction of an aggressive war" and "participation in a terrorist organization" the court ruled to sentence the defendant to 11 years in prison with the confiscation of all of his property.