Moroccan student Ibrahim Saadoun, who was sentenced to death for his participation in fighting alongside Ukrainian forces against Russia, was a member of the Ukrainian naval unit, according to diplomatic sources at the Moroccan Embassy in Kyiv.
According to diplomatic sources, Saadoun was apprehended while dressed in the uniform of a Ukrainian state army naval unit.
According to the reports, Saadoun enlisted in the Ukrainian army of his own free will and holds Ukrainian citizenship, which his father confirmed.
As per to the reports, Saadoun is currently imprisoned by an organization that is not recognized by the UN or the Kingdom of Morocco, alluding to the self-proclaimed separatist Donbass territory in eastern Ukraine.
After fighting with Ukrainian forces in the besieged port city of Mariupol, Brahim Saadoun and UK nationals Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner were alleged to have surrendered in April.