British Man Imprisoned for Fighting with Separatists in Ukraine

2017/7/17 12:41:03

Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said Benjamin Stimson [pictured] went to Ukraine “with the intention of joining militia groups fighting against the Ukrainian government, and the images of him holding a rifle and wearing military clothing are deeply concerning.” 


From RFE/RL, July 14, 2017


A British man was sentenced to prison after a court in Britain ruled he illegally entered eastern Ukraine in 2015 to fight alongside Russia-backed separatists against the central government.


Benjamin Stimson was sentenced on July 14 to five years and four months in prison by the Manchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to a charge of assisting others in committing terrorism, officials said.


Various reports put his age at 41-43 years old.


Police say Stimson traveled to Moscow in August 2015 before illegally entering eastern Ukraine to fight alongside separatists against Ukrainian forces.


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