A DNR militiaman was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the Czech Republic.

A DNR militiaman was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the Czech Republic.

A court in the Czech Republic has sentenced to 15 years in prison a man who went as a militiaman to the Donbass. The trial took place in absentia, according to the Czech Republic police website.

The 45-year-old Czech citizen was found guilty of “terrorist activity.” It is reported that he fought against the Ukrainian state on the side of the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR).

“For active service the authorities of the so-called DNR awarded him for bravery. He participated in battles as a commander of a combat vehicle and then as a commander of a tank unit of the army of the so-called DNR,” the press release said. It is noted that the man is officially considered a fugitive – he apparently is still on the territory of the unrecognized republic.

Earlier in December, it was reported that a Russian citizen, according to Ukrainian media, who had fought on the side of the DNR and was listed in the “Peacekeeper” as an enemy of the Ukrainian state, was found murdered in his apartment near St. Petersburg. The murder suspect was detained; his motives have not yet been revealed.