Supreme Court rules in favour of 21 year sentence for Czech separatist fighter

The Supreme Court of the Czech Republic has confirmed the sentencing of Czech citizen Alexej Fadějev who was sentenced to 21 years in prison last year for fighting in Ukraine on the side of the Russian separatists, the Czech News Agency reported on Thursday. The decision comes after the Mr Fadějev appealed last year’s ruling by the High Court in Prague.

According to the prosecution, Mr Fadějev was found to have travelled to the separatist region several times from 2014 to 2016 where he armed himself and took part in actions conducted by the Republican Guard of the so-called Dontesk People’s Republic.