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Ukraine: Nationalists protest Italian arrest of Ukrainian NSU fighter on murder charges01:12

Ukraine: Nationalists protest Italian arrest of Ukrainian NSU fighter on murder charges

Ukraine, Kiev
July 24, 2017 at 18:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Nationalists gathered in front of the Italian embassy in Kiev, Monday, to demand the release of former member of the National Guard of Ukraine (NSU) Vitaly Markiv, after he was arrested in Italy on murder charges.

Markiv was arrested in Bologna after being accused of murdering Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli near Slavyansk in 2014.

Markiv, who reportedly lived in Italy between 2002 and 2013, returned to Ukraine to fight against anti-government forces in Donbas, before going back to Bologna.

Ukraine: Nationalists protest Italian arrest of Ukrainian NSU fighter on murder charges01:12
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Nationalists gathered in front of the Italian embassy in Kiev, Monday, to demand the release of former member of the National Guard of Ukraine (NSU) Vitaly Markiv, after he was arrested in Italy on murder charges.

Markiv was arrested in Bologna after being accused of murdering Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli near Slavyansk in 2014.

Markiv, who reportedly lived in Italy between 2002 and 2013, returned to Ukraine to fight against anti-government forces in Donbas, before going back to Bologna.