"Luhansk region-based Novoaidar district court sentenced Russian national Viktor Ageyev to 10 years in prison today. The trial and legal debate in the criminal case of the Russian national were completed yesterday. The prosecutor considers the so-called self-proclaimed "Luhansk People’s Republic" a terrorist organization the ranks of which Ageev joined under the contract. Ageev was also charged with illegal possession and carrying of firearms and ammunition. The prosecutor requested to sentence him to 12-year imprisonment with confiscation of property for multiple offenses," the lawyer said.
The defense sees the penalty as disproportional and intends to appeal against it.
As reported, Russian scout Ageev, born in 1995, was captured by fighters of the Ukrainian Army in a skirmish between the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade and a scout group of the 4th mechanized brigade of the 2nd army corps of the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" at Zholobok, the Luhansk region, on June 24.