The gunman who attacked paratroopers in Chechnya in 2000, received 25 years in prison

© RIA Novosti / Vyacheslav Recouperate in hotbangalore. Archival photoThe gunman who attacked paratroopers in Chechnya in 2000, received 25 years in prison© RIA Novosti / Vyacheslav Recouperate the image Bank

The court sentenced one of the attackers on the Pskov paratroopers in Chechnya in 2000, to 24 years and 11 months of imprisonment and a fine of 200 thousand rubles, said on Wednesday the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

«…The collected evidence accepted by the court sufficient for sentencing in relation to a resident of the Chechen Republic of Ayub Tuntuev. He was found guilty of crimes… «participation in the gang and the encroachment on life of military servicemen», — stated in the message.

The investigation and the court found that 29 February 2000 Tuntuev in a gang, under the overall leadership of Basayev and Khattab took part in the attack on the soldiers of the sixth company of the 104th regiment of the 76th Pskov division of airborne troops. The attack happened in the woods in the mountains near the village of Ulus-Kert of the Shatoi district. The paratroopers attacked from three sides, while Tuntui, taking the position of a Kalashnikov made sighting shots in the war. In the clash which lasted till the morning of March 1, killing 84 military servicemen and four caused injuries of various severity.

«The verdict Tuntuev sentenced to 24 years 11 months of imprisonment with punishment serving in a corrective colony with the penalty in 200 thousand rubles. Earlier, eight participants in the clashes, including a citizen of Ukraine – a member of the «UNA-UNSO» Alexander Malofeyev, was sentenced to long terms of imprisonment», — stated in the message Department.