August 19, 2014
The first registered capture of EU citizen fighting on the side of terrorists
EU citizen of Serbian orgin has been detained in Eastern Ukraine in the town of Ilovaisk. The detaned man has the nationality of Slovak Republic, he was born in Banská Bystrica.
This was reported by Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko.
‘He was mortar man [when fought for] terrorists. He said that he’d allegedly come to Ukraine not as a mercenary but due to his convictions. This version will be checked by investigation’.
It was also informed that the detainee had a passport of Slovakian citizen with a note of crossing of Ukrainian border on Jully 03, 2014 in Julyiany airport.
‘This is the first documented capturing of EU citizen fighting on the side of terrorists’, – Gerashchenko said.
Slovakian citizen said that he knew that there were another citizens of his county fighting for terrorists, but at that moment he didn’t know whether they had survived after the night assault.