'Yuri', a Russian volunteer fighter in eastern Ukraine
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Ukraine crisis: 'We recruit volunteer fighters from Russia'

Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia militants who want to break away from Kiev have been fighting in eastern Ukraine for more than two months.

Scores have been killed and thousands more are thought to have been displaced.

While some of the pro-Russian militants are Ukraine citizens, others are being recruited from Russia.

BBC News met a man in the Russian city of Rostov who said he was recruiting Russian volunteer fighters via the internet.

The man, who wished to be identified by the name Yuri, said that his job was to "dispatch volunteers and coordinate them" and "to make sure the volunteers came back from the conflict, dead or alive".

  • 23 Jun 2014
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