The attacker was part of the 20th separate motorized rifle brigade, which actively participated in battles against ATO forces in eastern Ukraine.
A court in Ukraine sentenced a Ukrainian who left for Russia in 2009 and participated in the war on the side of the invaders. He was detained when he decided to return to Ukraine. This was reported by the SBU press center.
“Thanks to the SBU, a traitor who left Ukraine to join the armed forces of the Russian Federation will spend 12 years behind bars,” the report said.
The Ukrainian in 2009 left for permanent residence in the Russian Federation and received a Russian passport there. In 2013, he was called up for immediate military service in the ranks of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
The man decided to extend his stay in the Russian army and in 2016 signed a contract with the Russian army. There he was assigned to the 20th separate motorized rifle brigade (Volgograd city). This military unit actively participated in battles against ATO forces in eastern Ukraine.
After the conclusion of the contract at the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the traitor decided to return to Ukraine. SBU counterintelligence officers detained the attacker in May 2022 in the territory of the Volyn region, where he entered, hiding behind a Ukrainian passport.
Based on the collected evidence, the court found him guilty under Part 1 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (high treason) and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Ukrainian law enforcement officials often detain those who join the Russian army.
Before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, this activity was particularly characteristic of men from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
As we already wrote, earlier a resident of Marganets, Dnepropetrovsk region, received 15 years for surrendering the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to his son, a military man of the Russian Federation.
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