Court in Chechnya has sentenced two Ukrainians to 22.5 and 20 years in prison


The Supreme court of the Chechen Republic has pronounced a sentence to the former members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization “Ukrainian national Assembly — Ukrainian national self defense” (UNA-UNSO organization banned in Russia) Nikolay Karpyuk and Stanislavka Klychu — they were convicted of involvement in hostilities on the side of Chechen separatists in the 1990-ies, informs “RIA Novosti” with reference to the representative of the court of Indarbela Kaimov.

Karpyuk was sentenced to 22.5 years of imprisonment, Cliche — to 20 years. “Today, the court held a sentencing Nikolay Karpyuk and Stanislav Klychu. Both were found guilty in military actions in Chechnya in 1994-1995 against the Russian military. The court sentenced Karpyuk to 22.5 years in prison of strict regime, and Cliche — to 20 years in a strict regime colony,” said Kaimov.

The Prosecutor asked to sentence Karpyuk to 22.5 years in prison of strict regime, Cliche — to 22.

The lawyer Marina Dubrovina Ukrainians considers unfair accusation of Ukrainians under article 209 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation, wrote on the eve of “Kommersant”. “If they [Ukrainians] were tried for the force at the time of the crime, article 77 of the RSFSR criminal code, they could count on exemption from punishment in connection with expiry of the Statute of limitations,” she said.

Protection even before the announcement of the verdict declared that intends to appeal to the Supreme court of Russia.

Karpyuk and Klyh found guilty under several articles of the criminal code, including “Murder of two and more persons in connection with the exercise of his official duty, “Attempt at murder of two and more persons in connection with the exercise of his official duty. According to investigators, the Ukrainians have committed crimes during the fighting in Chechnya in 1994-1995.

According to investigators, in December 1994—January 1995 Karpyuk and Klyh participated in the battles with the Russian military in the square and a Minute from the train station of Grozny, which killed at least 30 Russian military.

The Ukrainians didn’t admit the guilt. To support them in Grozny came sister convicted in Russia of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko Vera Savchenko. After one of the meetings against the Faith Savchenko was prosecuted for contempt of court.