Chechen Fighters in Ukraine 02

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Chechen soldiers from the Sheikh Mansur battalion have come to Ukraine to fight against pro-Russian separatists alongside Ukrainian forces. They said that Putin is their enemy and that he destroyed their Motherland. As their relatives are still in Chechnya, they hid their faces and asked not to be named.


  1. soundbite (Russian)
    Chechen fighter: 00.13-00.30 : Here was a big shell crater. We filled it already. There are two more craters over there.
  2. soundbite (Russian)
    Chechen fighter: 02.39 –02.45 : (Off-camera) "Did it happen today?" / "This one? No, it happened yesterday."
  3. soundbite (Russian)
    Chechen fighter: 03.35-03.50 : This ceiling fell down because of the shelling. You can see the length of it. 10 metres.
  4. soundbite (Russian)
    Chechen fighter: 04.59 -05.05 : You see this school, those houses.. Those are all their positions that you're looking at.