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    A Ukrainian court has ruled two Russians to be guilty of "conducting an aggressive war".

    KIEV (Sputnik) – A Kiev court has ruled that Russian nationals Yevgeni Yerofeev and Alexander Aleksandrov, who were detained in May 2015 in eastern Ukraine, to be guilty of terrorist activities, "conducting an aggressive war," and other activities leading to the death of humans.

    "To be ruled as guilty," presiding Judge Mykola Didyk ruled. The court sentenced each man to 14 years in prison.

    Kiev authorities claim that Aleksandrov and Yerofeev were serving in the Russian military at the time of their capture in the Lugansk region, while the Russian military says both men were not on active duty and traveled to Ukraine on their own volition.

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    Ukrainian crisis, Alexander Aleksandrov, Yevgeni Yerofeev, Ukraine, Russia
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