Experienced Chechen war veterans that took part in warfare in Chechnya and the Middle East are opposing Russian imperialism and offer Ukraine their support.
“In this world there are many people who are ready to fight against Russian imperialism, or in other words are ready to support Ukraine as a peacekeeping battalion,” said Amina Okueva, a representative of the organization “Volniy Kavkaz” [Free Caucasus].
She also noted that about a thousand war volunteers are ready to stand by Ukrainians at any time; however there is no law in Ukraine that would allow the formation of foreign battalions. Okueva stated that she would like to see this issue resolved.
According to her, the organization consists of people that were wounded during the first war between Chechnya and Russia and later immigrated. It includes citizens of Turkey as well as various European countries. They have warfare experience as well as desire to oppose the Imperialist Russia.
Translated by Olena Khomenok
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