In Cyprus, the Larnaca District Court sentenced a Ukrainian woman to six months in prison for threatening Russians with a knife while intoxicated in August last year, RBC reports.
Dmitry Apraksin, chairman of the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots of Cyprus, told the agency that the woman’s act was qualified as a criminally punishable act, and the fact that the crime was committed on national grounds and the infliction of “moral harm” was recognized as an aggravating circumstance.
The incident took place on August 22, when a group of Russians were celebrating Russian Flag Day. Apraksin said that they were participants in the rally, and the policemen who accompanied them were witnesses at the trial. A 55-year-old citizen of Ukraine ran up to the Russians with a knife and started shouting at them. As reported by local media, the woman was intoxicated.
The Ukrainian woman was detained by the police, later a criminal case was opened against her for carrying knives, assault and being drunk in a public place.
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