Two sergeants in the Canadian Armed Forces were sentenced Monday for drunken behaviour.
Sgt. Connor Burton and Sgt. Alex Shulaev each pleaded guilty at a standing court martial at CFB Shilo to a charge of drunkenness, arising out of an incident on July 28, 2017, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Yavoriv, Ukraine.
The soldiers were deployed to the eastern European country as part of Operation UNIFIER. The multi-year mission has sent Canadian soldiers to train Ukrainian troops in their battle against pro-Russia separatists.
Military Judge Cmdr. Sandra Sukstorf sentenced Burton to a reprimand and $750 fine while Shulaev received a $750 fine.
The drunkeness charge is considered impairment by alcohol or drug. According to the National Defence Act, a convicted person was deemed unfit at the time to complete their duties and behaved in a disorderly manner “likely to bring discredit on Her Majesty’s service.”