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Three sons of a Russian priest decided to fight for Ukraine

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul4,2024

Three sons of a Russian priest decided to fight for Ukraine

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The Western District Military Court of the Russian Federation sent three sons of a Lipetsk priest to prison for 17 years for high treason. The brothers were going to fight for Ukraine.

Deutsche Welle reports this, citing the Russian publication Mediazona.

We are talking about the sons of the priest Igor Ashcheulov. They wanted to join the “Freedom of Russia” legion.

“John was sentenced to 17.5 years in a maximum security colony, Alexey and Timofey – to 17,” the court decision says.

Among the charges:

  • attempted high treason;
  • attempted unlawful crossing the state border;
  • participation in the activities of a “terrorist organization.”

The publication notes that the Russians will spend the first three years in prison, the remaining term in a maximum security colony .

As reported by the media, in his last word, Ioann Ashcheulov noted that there was nothing in his actions that “would fall under the definition of terrorism,” and any term that would be given to him is “” nothing” against the backdrop of the number of dead Ukrainian citizens.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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