Croatian detainees fighting for Ukraine

Russia has arrested a Croatian national who was fighting alongside Ukrainians in Mariupol, Ukraine. The Qatar-based Al Jazeera quoted Croatian state media as saying on Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordon Grilik-Radman also said he was aware of the detention of a Croatian national and was working with Ukrainian authorities on the situation. However, he declined to give further details, saying the matter was “sensitive”.

Meanwhile, a report broadcast on Croatian state television HRT said that the Croatian citizen had tried to flee from Mariupol with the Ukrainian fighters. But was captured by Russian troops.

Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24 this year. At the beginning of the operation, Russia intensified its military operations in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. But Russia has not been able to occupy Kiev for almost a month. At that time, the Russian forces faced strong resistance from the Ukrainian forces. Russia later said it would focus on operations in eastern Ukraine. Russia’s military operations are now centered around Danbas.



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