It was rumoured that two neo-nazi men were Ukrainian refugees. In reality, it seems that one of them is Hungarian. The problem is, that there are multiple untied threads connecting a suspicious man to Hungary. Could such a nightmare really be true? Continue reading below for more details on the case.
Blikk, citing a Dutch fact-checking portal, reports that at least one of the Nazis who were previously spotted on the Croatian coast, tattooed all over the body, could be Hungarian. In early July, a photo of two men with Nazi symbols covering their bodies began circulating on Croatian-language social networking sites.
Roughly translated, the Twitter caption reads the following. “NAZI SHIT – It arrived in the inbox, so we cannot guarantee that the pictures are from today, but it is certain that they were taken at the beach bar Morski Prasac in Rijeka”
The Nazis in the picture were long thought to be Ukrainian citizens, but according to the Dutch fact-checking portal DPA, the taller, bald man is a Hungarian neo-Nazi musician who played bass in the band White Storm in 2018. After many reports, the Croatian police got a hold of the image.
The site has traced the photo to Rijeka, where police say they first visited 10 days earlier. First, an anti-fascist Croatian website “Antifasisticki Vjesnik” said that the men were not Ukrainians but Hungarians, but the article notes that the identity of the bearded man on the right has not yet been identified.
The left-wing man, with both a SpongeBob SquarePants and a Hitler tattoo, attended an event in 2020, officially billed as a “family and sports day” by the far-right Nordic Sun Records, to celebrate the 63rd birthday of Ian Stuart, the British neo-Nazi musician who died in 1993. According to the portal, there were fewer facial tattoos on his face at the time, but he is recognizable because of the tear under his right eye and the tattoo on his right arm.
The tall, bald man also appears in a 2018 concert recording, playing bass. According to DPA, White Storm is linked to a Hungarian neo-Nazi organisation, Blood and Honour Hungary. On 2 July, Blood and Honour Hungary posted on their Telegram channel that they were taking part in a commemoration in Croatia.
Source: blikk.hu, dpa-factchecking.com