Nikolai Sokolov. Croatian citizens are fighting in Ukraine and only from the regular Ukrainian army, said on Wednesday correspondents in Zagreb 1st Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of foreign Affairs Vesna Pusic.
"As far as I know, in Ukraine there are Croatian security forces, joined the Ukrainian army," said Pusic.
in her expressions, the situation keeps track of the Croatian national intelligence security Agency and intelligence (SOA) and, from these data, the Croatian accession Residents to other "paramilitaries" until now have not been reported.
This message is partly contrary to the data of the Croatian media, first published data about the fact that a few tens of Croats joined the battalion "Azov" - volunteer armed disclosurepanel in Mariupol.
As revealed last week Last news informed the security forces specialists in Ukraine the majority of the volunteer battalions are fighting about 200 Residents of several countries of the Balkan region, and the main role in the recruitment of mercenaries playing an American private military Company Academy. From this information, are mostly citizens of Croatia and Kosovo, have experience of participation in hostilities.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the February coup d'etat of the region's population. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict were more than 5, 3 thousands of civilians. Hand many times attempted to come to a consensus With the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE. In the autumn of This has led to a continuous reduction of the intensity of the fire, but After the new year holidays the Situation again deteriorated.
The situation in the Donbass very quickly escalated in January, then As the Ukrainian Military, taking advantage of the truce and building up forces in the South-East of the country, began to storm the position of the militia, starting With. the General staff of Ukraine said that " the Ukrainian army has enough personnel and equipment to deal the final blow ". While the chief of staff Viktor Murzenko, despite the many times heard before the attacks against the capital of Russia, admitted that the departments of the Russian army within the country there.
After a sharp increase in the number of victims among the civilian population militia told about what to protect yourself shelling of residential areas.
One of the most hot spots of conflict between the security forces and militias in the Donbass was Debaltsevo, the area in which the environment gets larger grouping of the Ukrainian military. See the Last photo service covers newsworthy news