Pro-Ukrainian doctor sentenced to 13 years in Russia-occupied Donetsk

Shapovalov was found “guilty” for a pro-Ukrainian Twitter account.

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Ukrainian citizen, neuropathologist Yuriy Shapovalov has been sentenced to 13 years in prison in the Russia-occupied city of Donetsk for posts on social media.

On April 16, 2020, a “court” sentenced Shapovalov to 13 years in a penal colony, according to a local media outlet. Russia-controlled “authorities” claim Shapovalov was found “guilty” for a pro-Ukrainian Twitter account: “Since 2014, the said citizen has administered a page on Twitter, posted information that contributes to the destabilization of the social and political situation in the ‘republic,'” it said.

Yuriy Shapovalov is a Donetsk neuropathologist. He was abducted by members of illegal armed formations in January 2018 when he was returning home from work.

(C)UNIAN 2020


  1. This is absolutely outrageous! 13 years for posting opinions about independent Ukraine on Twitter but murder in Moskovia gets you about 5 years?!
    Putin is absolutely Hitler 2.0!
    Heroyam Slava Mr. Shapovalov…

  2. This is another example of vatnikistan not being involved in the War in Donbas and Luhansk.

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