18:23 May. 26, 2016
Last week the jury found them guilty on all charges, including killing Russian servicemen while participating in the Chechen war
Ukrainians Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh are sentenced by the Chechen court to 22.5 and 20 years in prison respectively. That is according to the Radio Liberty correspondent Anton Naumlyuk reporting from the court room in Grozny.
Карпюк - 22,6— Антон Наумлюк (@antony_mon) May 26, 2016
Клых - 20
Еще два украинских заложника в России #ЧеченСуд
The defence lawyer Illya Novikov has also confirmed this information on his Twitter.
Приговор Карпюку 22,5 года, Клыху - 20 лет. Но как мы вчера выяснили, иногда эти слова на бумагн значат меньше, чем ничего.— Ilya Novikov (@vertiporokh) May 26, 2016
On May 19, the Chechen jury found the Ukrainian prisoners guilty on all the charges, including creating a criminal gang and killing Russian servicemen while participating in the Chechen war of 1994-1995 and fighting alongside Chechen separatists.
The defendants plead not guilty and say the charges are entirely fabricated.