12 August 201513:28

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the Swedish investigation of a neo-Nazi suspected of war crimes in eastern Ukraine


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We noted Swedish media reports about an investigation into a local neo-Nazi group member suspected of committing war crimes in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

The Foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that foreign citizens’ involvement in the internal Ukrainian conflict as mercenaries is unacceptable.

In the summer of 2014, the Foreign Ministry sent a note to the Swedish Embassy in Moscow regarding the participation of Swedish nationals, in particular Mikael Skillt, in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

In this connection, we expect that Swedish investigative agencies   conduct a thorough investigation into the participation of the country’s neo-Nazis in combat operations on Ukrainian territory and the crimes they committed in the conflict zone.



August 12, 2015

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