Belgrade considering 45 cases against Serbian mercenaries fighting in Ukraine, Syria

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Several dozen citizens of Serbia are members of illegal armed groups in Ukraine and Syria, the prosecutor’s office of Belgrade is considering a total of 45 cases against mercenaries, according to the local newspaper Politika.

“The mercenaries from Serbia went to Ukraine, where they fought on the side of the pro-Russian forces in the east of this country, but also to Syria, where these people, mainly from Novi Pazar and outskirts, fought on the side of the Islamic state. Only a few dozen fighters remained in Ukraine and Syria,” the publication said.

According to the representative of the Belgrade Prosecutor’s Office Tatyana Sekulich, in relation to mercenaries, cases are opened with a view to criminal prosecution in connection with a war or an armed conflict in a foreign country in accordance with

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