This photo shows a destroyed airport building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on February 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO / VASILY MAXIMOV
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Police Friday arrested eight Spaniards who they said had returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, sources close to the investigation said.The source said the Spanish suspects were inspired by the International Brigades, the multinational volunteer forces that fought against Francisco Franco's uprising during the Spanish Civil War.In one web post dated August 2014, a Spanish left-wing group, invoking the example of the International Brigades, called on supporters to go to eastern Ukraine to fight against "the cancer of fascism" that it said was spreading in Ukraine.
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