Vienna, Austria. In a rare move by western law enforcement agencies, an Austrian citizen who fought for the US backed Kiev Ukrainian Army has been arrested for war crimes charges in the Donbass war.
Yesterday an Austrian man suspected of war crimes in the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine was arrested in Poland, Austrian prosecutors announced.
The Austrian volunteer is accused of “having killed soldiers involved in fighting at the Donetsk airport who had already surrendered and/or of having killed civilians”, said a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office in Wiener Neustadt in the northeastern province of Lower Austria.
Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, and fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine the following month between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces, a conflict in which over 100,000 people have been killed.
The European arrest warrant was issued a few weeks ago for the suspect, who supposedly fought on the Ukrainian side against the pro-Moscow separatists, the spokesman said. Authorities are believed to have video evidence as the basis of the complaint.
The US backed Kiev regime has maintained it’s actions are rooted in an “anti-terrorist operation.” and not subject to the normal “rules of war.” International legal experts do not think that arguement will stand before the World Court, but for now allows Kiev and it’s minions to conduct genocide in Donbass unimpeeded.
The 25 year old suspect was arrested at a border crossing to Ukraine near the Polish town of Dorohusk by Polish police on Friday evening, Lieutenant Dariusz Sienicki, a spokesman for the border service said. While there have been a number of arrests of western volunteers for the separatist republics, this marks the first time a western volunteer has been arrested for activity in the Donbass conflict.
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