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Ukrainian Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years for Shooting Civilian in Mariupol: Donetsk Court

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The Supreme Court of the Donetsk People’s Republic Sentences Ukrainian Soldier to 25 Years in Prison

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The Supreme Court of the Donetsk People’s Republic has issued a verdict in the case of a Ukrainian soldier who shot and killed a civilian in Mariupol. The court sentenced 27-year-old Stanislav Dulyagin, a soldier of the 74th Separate Reconnaissance Battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, to 25 years in prison in a maximum security colony. This ruling was confirmed by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Donetsk Republic.

Details of the Case

The court found that on April 17, 2022, Dulyagin was stationed in a private house on Sergey Lazo Street in Mariupol. While on a combat mission, he apprehended an unarmed civilian who was walking in the street. Following the orders of a soldier from the Azov Regiment, Dulyagin shot the man in the head with a pistol.

Charges and Verdict

Dulyagin was found guilty under clause “g”, “l” part 2 tbsp. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which pertains to murder committed by an organized group motivated by political and ideological hatred. Additionally, he was charged under Part 1 of Art. 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which relates to cruel treatment of civilians in occupied territories.

*The Azov Regiment is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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