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    Ukrainian Prosecutors to Ask for Maximum Sentence for Russian Nationals

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    According to Ukraine's Chief Military Prosecutor, the investigation against the two Russians was completed with the prosecutors intending to request maximum penalty.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukrainian law enforcement have completed the investigation against Russian nationals Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov, and will ask for maximum sentence for the two detainees, Ukraine's Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios said Wednesday.

    "Yesterday, on the 25th, the investigation against these two servicemen was completed," Matios told reporters.

    A man, who according to Ukraine's state security service (SBU) is named Alexander Alexandrov and is one of two Russian servicemen detained on May 17 by Ukrainian forces, answers reporter's questions at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, July 28, 2015
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    A man, who according to Ukraine's state security service (SBU) is named Alexander Alexandrov and is one of two Russian servicemen detained on May 17 by Ukrainian forces, answers reporter's questions at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, July 28, 2015

    Alexandrov and Yerofeyev are suspected of breaching five laws, namely organizing and participating in an armed conflict against Ukraine, moving weapons and ammunition without customs control, illegally carrying and storing firearms and ammunition, participating in and promoting a terrorist organization, and carrying out a deadly terrorist act against Ukraine's armed forces.

    "The public prosecutor will request maximum penalty on all counts," Matios said.

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