: Chechen's jury found Ukrainian prisoners Klykh and Karpiuk guilty

13:48 May. 19, 2016

Chechen's jury found Ukrainian prisoners Klykh and Karpiuk guilty

Ukrainians Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh found guilty.

The judge is to announce the verdict later on

The Chechen's jury convicted Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh, as reported by RFE/RL. The trial over them is underway in the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic in Russia.

They both are accused of killing Russian soldiers in the 1990s whilst fighting alongside Chechen separatists. In the jury's opinion, Stanislav Klykh "deserves indulgence" because of his state of health. After state prosecutors' speech, the judge Vakhit Ismayilov is set to go to the deliberations room to deliver a verdict.

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Mykola Karpiuk is said to have been kidnapped by Russia's secret service in March 2014 in Chernihiv region in northern Ukraine. Stanislav Klykh was arrested in August 2014 while being in the Russian city of Oryol. They both are accused of crossing Chechnya's border in 1994 with intention to "attack and murder citizens, members of the Armed Forces and law enforcement officers" and that they led 'Viking' gang, which allegedly included Dmytro Yarosh.

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