Two British males detained by Kremlin forces in separatist-held japanese Ukraine have been charged with “mercenary actions”, in line with Russian state media.
Dylan Healy, 22, and Andrew Hill, 35, have been each reported to have been captured in April.
Mr Healy, from Cambridgeshire, was working for British non-profit organisation Presidium Community when he was seized at a checkpoint south of town of Zaporizhzhia, southeastern Ukraine.
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He was taken alongside one other British nationwide, Paul Urey, 45, who has been described as a household man with youngsters.
Mr Hill, a navy volunteer, was filmed with a bandaged left arm and a makeshift dressing on his head in footage aired in April.
Mr Healy and Mr Hill have reportedly refused to cooperate after being charged, officers in Moscow-backed Donetsk Folks’s Republic (DPR) stated, in line with TASS information company.
A DPR supply informed TASS: “Felony circumstances have been initiated and expenses have been introduced for (mercenarism) towards British residents Dylan Healy and Andrew Hill, at the moment in detention in DPR.
“Investigation operation are underway because the investigators search for proof of the crimes, dedicated by the British, as a result of they don’t need to testify and refuse to cooperate on their felony circumstances.”