MOSCOW, September 20 (RAPSI) — The Supreme Court of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) has found two local residents and former employees of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) guilty of treason and sentenced each man to 13 years in custody.

Dmitry Shabanov and Maxim Petrov have the right to appeal their sentences within 10 days, according to the Lugansk Informational Center.

In the course of the hearings it was established that Shabanov was recruited by Ukrainian secret services to pass information on the movements of personnel, military equipment, armor and vehicles of the LPR People’s Militia.

Petrov, according to case materials, transferred secret information on the LPR People’s Militia to his handler from the US Defense Intelligence Agency.

LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik prohibited OSCE activities in the Republic since end-April.