The Ukrainian court released from custody ex-militant of Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Nevedrov, who guarded pieces of MH17 Boeing 777 which was shot down over the Donbas in 2014. The court gave him a suspended sentences of 5 years, reports LB.ua news outlet citing the materials of the court.
Nevedrov was arrested in February in Toretsk and was accused of involvement in an illegal armed groups. Nevedrov had admitted his guilt.
He was born in Yenakiieve. Since 2002 he was convicted five times: for theft, assaults, robbery, and rape.
After the Russian invasion to Ukraine, Nevedrov joined the pro-Russian militants and was involved in the protection of checkpoints. Later, he was a guard at the crash site of the MH17 plane. He worked at checkpoints in the Donbas, searched cars and checked documents.
Nevedrov is visually impaired (group 3). He has two minor children.
In making the decision, the court considered the admission of guilt, positive characteristics from the place of workm and Nevedrov ‘s disability.
Before that, Nevedrov was on probation, and the court summed up the sentences and sentenced him to 5 years in prison, and then released him from serving his sentence with a probation period of 3 years.
On September 5, the Kyiv Court of Appeal decided to release Vladimir Tsemakh from custody. He was also suspected of participation in the crash of MH-17 flight in the Donbas in 2014.