points arrest warrant for Norwegian politician turned Ukraine mercenary (PHOTOS)

19 points arrest warrant for Norwegian politician turned Ukraine mercenary (PHOTOS)

Sandra Andersen Eira, a former member of an indigenous parliament in Norway, has discovered herself on Moscow’s wished record for becoming a member of Kiev’s “worldwide legion,” TASS reported citing a regulation enforcement supply.

Eira got here to Ukraine in March 2022 and first enlisted with an Anglo-American unit. She has since been reassigned to the Ukrainian Marines as a medic.

The arrest warrant was issued this week beneath Article 359, Part 3 of the Russian Legal Code, “as a part of a prison investigation into the participation of a mercenary in an armed battle,” the supply instructed TASS.

The web site of the Basmanny Court docket of Moscow was up to date on Tuesday to replicate an impressive warrant in opposition to Eira. The court docket has ordered her arrested for 2 months from the second she is detained or extradited to Russian territory. If convicted, she faces as much as 18 years in a penal colony.

Eira was born in 1986 and is a member of the Sami ethnic minority that lives within the far north of Norway. She labored within the fishing trade within the Arctic previous to getting elected to the Sami parliament (Sametinget) from the constituency of Avjovarri in 2017. Her time period resulted in 2021.

The Norwegian nationwide was first recognized as being in Ukraine’s service by the Washington Put up in April 2022.

In an interview with the Ukrainian publication New Voices in Could that yr, Eira mentioned her unit was deployed north of Kiev and fought in Irpen and Bucha earlier than getting despatched south to Nikolaev. She additionally mentioned she was the one feminine within the unit and all of the Ukrainian troopers handled her “like a queen.”

One other interview, dated January 2023, Eira revealed that she had fought in Soledar and Artyomovsk (recognized in Ukraine as Bakhmut) however left earlier than the cities had been taken by Russian forces. Being a fight medic was her childhood dream, however she all the time assumed it was going to be within the Center East, she mentioned on the time. 

“I didn’t anticipate a struggle with Russia, however right here we’re,” she mentioned.

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