Foreign fighters' death sentence shows Russia's disregard for rights, Berlin says

(Reuters) - The death sentences for foreign fighters in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine are shocking and show Russia's "complete disregard for the basic principles of humanitarian international law", a German government spokesperson said on Friday.

Two Britons and a Moroccan who were captured while fighting for Ukraine were sentenced to death on Thursday by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), one of Russia's proxies in eastern Ukraine.

The Kremlin says that they committed crimes.

(Reporting by Matthias Williams, Editing by Miranda Murray)

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