3 Mar 2022 17:34

Croatian defense attaché summoned to Russian Defense Ministry over arrival of 200 mercenaries in Ukraine

MOSCOW. March 3 (Interfax) - The defense attaché of the Croatian embassy to Russia was summoned to the Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday to be informed of the arrival of about 200 mercenaries in Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

"The defense attaché at the Croatian embassy in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Defense Ministry today," Konashenkov said. "His attention was brought to the fact that we are aware of the arrival of about 200 Croatian mercenaries in Ukraine," he said.

About 200 mercenaries from Croatia arrived in Ukraine via Poland and joined a Ukrainian nationalist battalion in the southeastern part of the country last week, he said.

"The defense attaché was informed of the illegal activities of Croatian citizen Denis Seler, who took part in the fighting in southeastern Ukraine in 2015 and who is putting together units of Croatian mercenaries to be sent to Ukraine," Konashenkov said.