An Austrian man who fought alongside Ukrainian government forces against pro-Russian separatists, in the battle for Donetsk airport in Donbass, has been arrested in Poland for possible war crimes.
The 25-year old 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, reports Reuters.
The man was attempting to pass into Ukraine at a Polish border crossing near Dorohusk, Lieutenant Dariusz Sienicki, a spokesman for the Polish border service said, when he was arrested.
“At present (the suspect) remains at the disposal of the Polish judiciary,” Sienicki said. “The person is awaiting proceedings relating to extradition to Austria.”