The occupiers of the so-called "DNR" have sentenced two defenders of Mariupol to 24 years and another to 25 years in a high-security prison. This information is stated in a report from the self-proclaimed regional "Investigative Committee of the russian federation".
According to the report, the captured Azov fighters were punished for their participation in combat actions. Allegedly, Hennadiy Kharchenko gave orders to his subordinates Oleksiy Zhernovsky and Ihor Kim to "fire 120mm mortar rounds at residential buildings and civilian infrastructure".
Kharchenko was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment by the "Supreme Court of the DNR", while Zhernovsky and Kim received 24-year sentences. The defenders of Mariupol were sent to a high-security prison.
It was previously reported that in the occupied Donbas, soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are often handed down sentences based on fabricated charges.