At the end of a special operation the Spanish police detained eight people who came from Ukraine after participating in the Donbas war in the ranks of the armed groups. It was stated in the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Spain, Joinfo.ua reports.
The lawbreakers were detained today at 6:30 am in Asturias, Madrid, Murcia, Catalonia, Navarra and Extremadura.
According to the Spanish media, the detainees are accused of such crimes as murder, possession of firearms and explosives, and actions aimed against the interests of Spain.
Eight detainees belong to different branches of the communist groups and received support from some sort of the pro-Russian European league. The operation was accelerated after the return of three of them in February this year.
Some of the Spanish fighters joined the Vostok Battalion under the command of Igor Strelkov.
Identification of the detainees has been facilitated by their tendency to take photos with ammunition and share them in social networks. Police sources revealed that another group of young Spaniards associated with the communist movement, had prepared the trip to Ukraine in advance.
According to the Spanish law enforcers, the organization's unites the detainees belong to are located in Germany, Italy, France, and other countries.
The group of Spaniards, who sent militants to the Donbas, calls itself the International Brigade Carlos Palomino in honor of the anti-fascist killed in Madrid.