On January 15, 2018, the Reutov City Court of the Moscow Region ruled to enforce the deportation of a participant of the capture of the Ukrainian city of Slovyansk by pro-Russian militia, Nikolai Tregubov, to Ukraine, as reported by Komsomolskaya Pravda.
According to the Ukrainian Myrotvorets website, he was born in Vinnytsa, attended boarding school, and was an active supporter of Anti-Maidan (anti-Ukrainian movement).
Tregubov took part in the capture of Slovyansk in 2014.
After leaving Slovyansk, he took part in the fighting near Makiivka as member of an armed group under the leadership of Misha-khokhol, then in another illegally armed group, Sparta. After being wounded in 2014, he left for Russia, where, on arrival, he was transferred to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
In June 2016, while still not having and residence permit in Russia, Nikolai tried to fly to the European Union via Latvia. However due to a stamp on his passport from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, he was not allowed to pass. Once again, he tried to get Russian residency in December 2016 and received a Russian work permit in the Belgorod region. He got a job, but was immediately detained and sentenced to deportation. His lawyer was unable to appeal the court's decision.