MOSCOW, September 9 (RAPSI) — The Judicial Collegium for Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) considered the case of a Ukrainian serviceman charged with preparing an act of sabotage on the territory of the LPR and sentenced him to seven years in prison, according to the official website of the court.

The LPR Supreme Court established that serviceman of the military unit No. A3814 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Maistruk, acting on the instructions of officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was preparing to blow up a bridge in the village of Gorodishche.

The defendant prepared the explosive charges necessary for carrying out the planned act of sabotage and the vehicle for delivery thereof to the object; however, he could not bring the planned crime to execution due to circumstances beyond his control.

As a result of the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces, Maystruk could not get to the scene of the crime he was preparing and was later taken prisoner by servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces and the People's Militia of the LPR.

The defendant actively cooperated with the investigation, during the hearings in court he fully admitted his guilt, the report says.