The Goloseevsky district court of Kiev found guilty of terrorism, Russians Alexander and Evgeny Alexandrov Erofeeva, which Ukraine believes fighters of the Russian Main intelligence Directorate (GRU).
The prosecution asked for 15 years imprisonment, the judge sentenced them to 14 years, said on Monday, April 18, the website of the TV channel «Rain» with reference to its own correspondent in the courtroom.
The court found that the defendants had committed acts associated with aggressive war and act of terrorism. Alexandra Alexandrova, and Eugene Erofeev was detained may 16, 2015 near the city Happiness, Luhansk region, then was taken to Kiev.
They are charged with terrorism, arms smuggling, illegal border crossing and waging an aggressive war against Ukraine.
During the interrogation, Alexandrov and Erofeev claimed that they are active by the Third separate guards spetsnaz brigade in Togliatti. In the Russian defense Ministry this information disprove and claim that the defendants left the army long before their detention.
Representatives of the self-proclaimed «Luhansk national Republic» stated that Alexandrov and Erofeev to the time of arrest were employees of the «people’s militia».
«Rain» reminds that on March 10, 2016 became aware of the disappearance of Yury Grabovsky, attorney at Alexandrov, whose body was found March 25 in the Cherkassy region. A short time later were arrested as suspects in the crime. Colleague Grabowski, the lawyer Erofeev Oksana Sokolovsky, connects the murder with his professional activities.
Note that, according to the magazine The New Times, Aleksandrovny retired on 12 December 2014 – in connection with «the failure of members of the military contract». Erofeyev was expelled from the army on 10 March 2015 in the «organizational activities».
Extracts from the orders of dismissal of the magazine gave Yuri Grabowski. From whom received these documents late attorney was not informed.