War in Ukraine: UK man charged with terrorism over Ukraine conflict - AP

10:31 Sep. 29, 2016

UK man charged with terrorism over Ukraine conflict - AP

Foreign volunteer fighters fighting for the Donetsk militants (GettyImages Photo)

41-year-old Benjamin Stimson was seen with militants in October 2015

A British man filmed with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has been charged with terrorism offenses, Associated Press reports.

Greater Manchester Police says 41-year-old Benjamin Stimson is charged with preparing for and assisting acts of terrorism.

Read also: Estonian citizen extradited to Ukraine over support for separatists

Stimson, from Oldham in northwestern England, was interviewed by the BBC in October 2015 while he was with the Donbass militia in eastern Ukraine. He was filmed saying he would be prepared to kill if his life was threatened, and would view it as an act of war.

In a later video posted on YouTube, Stimson denied involvement in military action and said journalists had told him to handle a gun.

He appeared in a London court on Wednesday and was detained until his next hearing on October 7.

comments powered by Disqus

RELATED NEWS

News15:27 Dec. 4, 2016
Shootout during a Spec Op: 5 policemen dead
News16:00 Nov. 28, 2016
Suspension mechanism to be dicussed on November 29 - RFE/RL
News12:15 Nov. 25, 2016
Record number of ceasefire violations in Donbas since 2014 - OSCE
News18:40 Nov. 24, 2016
Iraq suicide attack: at least 80 killed
News18:27 Nov. 24, 2016
European Council president speaks Ukrainian at Brussels summit
Ukraine Today WEEKLY DIGEST
Subscribe to receive regular email updates about Ukraine and Eastern Europe
vk154998