The verdict was delivered today, on April 18, by Mykola Didyk, the judge in this case.
Yeroveyev and Aleksandrov were sentenced to 14 years in prison with confiscation of property.
The prosecutors, however, insisted on a penalty of 15 years in prison with confiscation of property and disqualification to hold military posts for three years.
Russian special units’ members Aleksandr Aleksandrov and Yevheny Yeroveyev were arrested on May 16, in the area of ATO near town of Schastya of Luhansk region. Prosecutors made two identical charges for both of them: they were accused of illegal crossing of the border and, among other things, of the murder of serviceman. They are also charged with a terrorist attack on positions of 92d Brigade that guarded the CHP plant near the town of Schastya. First they identified themselves as Russian military, but refused their testimony before the court.
At the moment, negotiations to exchange Yeroveyev and Aleksandrov for Ukrainians who are currently being kept captive in Russia continue.