Ukraine crisis: Rebels in Donetsk say discipline is good after they carried out executions to 'prevent chaos'
Sunday 03 August 2014
Rebels fighting in the bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine are reported to have carried out executions to "prevent chaos".
Igor Druz, an adviser to the pro-Russian separatist military commander, Igor Strelkov, and a spokesman for rebel-held territories in the Donetsk region, told the BBC that on "several occasions" extrajudicial killings had been performed "by shooting".
"As a result, our troops, the ones who have pulled out of Slovyansk, are highly disciplined," he reportedly added. The fighting in eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 1,500 lives since April, when rebels declared independence from Kiev. For almost two weeks it prevented investigators reaching the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jet near Donetsk.
Forensic experts from the Netherlands and Australia finally reached the crash site on Thursday. Yesterday, they continued to carry out investigations at the site, also recovering body parts and victims' belongings.
- 1 PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 Vagina canoe artist defends herself over ‘obscenity’ charges
PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
Antonio Martin shooting: Black teenager may have tried to ambush patrolman, says police officer's lawyer
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
Boxing Day snowfall set to push even more bargain-hunters online for sales
The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Senior Marketing Executiv...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: An international organisa...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Internal Recruiter -Rugby, Warwicksh...
£70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager/Marketi...