With that, he was inducted into the Essence of Time battalion, and spent several months on the frontline. More on this story.
The Fifteen brigade is particularly known for its foreign fighters, and on a base on the outskirts of Donetsk, a Scottish man in his 30s was preparing to travel to the front line earlier this week. Ukrainian soldier killed in enemy attack on Saturday. I said: Janus Putkonen, a Finn who has run a radical online newspaper for many years, first came to the region on an organised tour and decided to stay, setting up an English-language news agency reporting from the territory.
Politics Home Parliaments Brexit. In June last year he saw a video of the aftermath of a Ukrainian air attack on a building in Luhansk. Reuse this content.
Celebrity Apprentice Meet the stars being put through their paces... Last year, Hungary protested over a law that limits the teaching of subjects in languages of Ukraine's ethnic minorities, including Hungarian. Latest news 20: The Tourist said even when he is with the few members of his battalion who speak English, they struggle to understand his Scottish accent, and much of the coordination in battle was done by hand gestures.
Another major problem for many of the fighters is how to leave rebel territory. Ukraine gave a Hungarian consul three days to leave, after a video emerged allegedly showing the diplomat issuing Hungarian passports in western Ukraine.
More than 100,000 ethnic Hungarians live in Ukraine's western Transcarpathia region, and Budapest says the law limits their rights. Related Topics Ukraine conflict. Born in Austin, Texas, Bentley served in the US army for three years, stood for Minnesota senator on a marijuana legalisation platform in 1990, and later spent years in a US prison for smuggling hundreds of kilograms of marijuana over the Mexican border.
This is the latest in a series of spats between the two neighbouring countries.
In response, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Ukraine's ambassador in Hungary was summoned and told that "a consul working at the Ukrainian embassy in Budapest would have to leave Hungary within 72 hours". Ukraine and Hungary are expelling diplomats from each other's nations in a row over Budapest issuing Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens.
When I heard the guys start yelling or talking on the radio a lot, then I knew we were ready to start shooting.Ukrainian nationalists rally for bill granting foreign soldiers citizenship