Swedish citizen in DPR charged with mercenarism

In the DPR, a Swedish citizen was charged with participating in hostilities as a mercenary on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Swedish citizen in DPR charged with mercenarism
Source: mk.ru

In the Donetsk People’s Republic, investigators charged a Swedish citizen who surrendered at the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Mariupol with participating in hostilities as a mercenary on the side of the Ukrainian armed formations. It is reported by TASS with reference to a source in the power structures of the DPR.

“A criminal case has been initiated against a Swedish citizen, charges have been brought under Art. 430 of the Criminal Code of the DPR (“Mercenary”). Investigative actions are underway with the accused”, said the source of the agency. The name of the foreign mercenary was not disclosed in the interests of the investigation.

According to TASS, the Swedish citizen denies the accusation of participating in hostilities as part of the Ukrainian armed formations as a mercenary on the territory of the DPR.

“During the interrogation, the Swede stated that he did not shoot, he did not participate in hostilities,” the source said.

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