Ukraine under attack: Three Ukrainians ‘convicted' by militants for espionage

14:47 Oct. 18, 2016

Three Ukrainians ‘convicted' by militants for espionage

Ukrainian flag in the basement, where people have been living since June of last year, March 1, 2015 in Donetsk, Ukraine. (GettyImages Photo)

Alleged spies were recruited by Ukraine, separatists say

Three Ukrainian citizens have reportedly been ‘convicted' to 13, 15 and 18 years in prison in the militant-held Donetsk region, Ukrainian news agencies report.

They are accused of ‘espionage', the so-called supreme court head Eduard Yakubovskiy claimed, alleging that the individuals ‘were recruited by Ukraine'.

Read also: Militants propose swapping 47 Ukrainians for 618 pro-Russian prisoners

Yakuvovsky claimed, that one of the ‘spies' was a Ukrainian serviceman.

Earlier Kyiv said that the militants hold more than 100 people prisoners.

The sides have been negotiating about the exchange of the POWs, but the talks have lately come to a grinding halt. 

Source: (in Ukrainian)

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