Foreign Ministry Condemns Indictment against Croat in Donetsk

By 10 August 2022
Foreign Ministry Condemns Indictment against Croat in Donetsk

ZAGREB, 10 August, 2022 - Croatia strongly condemns an indictment against Croatian national Vjekoslav Prebeg, who has been detained in the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MVEP) said on Wednesday.

Croatia "rejects the indictment and does not consider it to be legally sound because it is contrary to international law and conventions on the treatment of captured civilians and prisoners of war," the MVEP said in a press release.

The Ministry and competent services are in constant contact with the Ukrainian authorities and other partners in order to shed light on the case and have Prebeg released, the ministry said, adding that it has been in touch with the detainee's family.

According to Croatian media, Prebeg was arrested in May near Mariupol. He is accused of terrorist training, participation in the conflict as a mercenary, coup and subversion of the constitution.