The Serbian Prosecutor’s Office filed 45 cases against mercenaries who fought in eastern Ukraine and Syria, reported the Serbian newspaper Politika, citing as a source Tatiana Sekulich, who works in the Belgrade prosecutor’s office.
Last year the Prosecutor's Office filed charges against 24 persons, and rulings were made by the High Court of Belgrade in 28 other cases.
According to media reports, several dozen Serbs are still in Ukraine and Syria. Under Serbian law, mercenaries and their recruiters face up to ten years in prison.
Earlier, Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Aleksandrovych said that Russia was using Serbia to destabilize the Western Balkans. Belgrade then accused the Ukrainian ambassador of trying to worsen relations between Serbia and Russia.