The truth about Chechen fighters in the Donbas

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Taras Panyo, Espreso TV, May 27, 2014

Ukrainians have become almost used to reading news that “Chechens are operating in the Donbas.” Peaceful civilians occasionally see people “of Caucasian nationality.” Leaders of pro-Ukrainian forces claim they fought with “trained Chechens.”

Sometimes there are even strange reports that supposedly unwilling Chechens are being forced to fight in Ukraine. Nobody can say with absolute accuracy how much truth there is to all these reports — not even the Moscow organizers of the operation in eastern Ukraine — or their Grozny puppets.

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