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Two Britons charged with ‘mercenary activities’ in separatist-held east Ukraine

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Britons Dylan Healy and Andrew Hill have been charged with “mercenary activities” by investigators in a Russian-backed separatist-held territory in east Ukraine, the Russian TASS news agency reported on Friday.

TASS cited a source in the power structures of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) as saying that criminal cases had been initiated and charges filed against the men under Article 430 of the DPR criminal code.

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It said both men were refusing to cooperate with the investigation.

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