Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ukraine: Chechen 'death' unit fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine

Hundreds of fighters from the Russian republic of Chechnya have joined the insurgents in East Ukraine.

The so-called "death unit" has made a former tourist camp on the outskirts of the rebel-held city of Donetsk into its base.The leader, nicknamed Stinger, claims around 300 volunteers are stationed there and explained their involvement in the conflict.

"The people need our help and we are remaining here, and we've been here since May," said Stinger.

"We have battlefield experience from 10 to…