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Russia’s High Court Confirms Sentences of Ukrainian Prisoners


Russia’s High Court has confirmed the case against two Ukrainian citizens, Nikolay Karpiuk and Stanislav Klikh, accused of killing 30 Russian servicemen during the first Chechen War (1994-1995).

Speaking in court, Karpiuk stated that: “All this lawlessness is aimed at only one thing - to take vengeance on me for being Ukrainian, and for being a patriot of my country.”

The lawyers of Karpiuk and Klikh told the court that their clients had been tortured during their trial processes.

Nikolay Karpiuk was given 22 and a half years in a penal colony. Stanislav Klikh was given 20 years.  

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