3 Foreigners Who Fought for Ukraine Sentenced to Death

The proceedings against the three captured fighters were denounced by Ukraine and the West as a sham and a violation of the rules of war.

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BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Two British citizens and a Moroccan were sentenced to death for fighting on Ukraine’s side, in a punishment handed down by the country’s pro-Moscow rebels. The proceedings against the three captured fighters were denounced by Ukraine and the West as a sham and a violation of the rules of war. Meanwhile, as the Kremlin’s forces continuing a grinding war of attrition in the east, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to liken his…

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