Two young Spaniards travel to Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian militia
Two young Spaniards have travelled to the east of Ukraine to join the pro-Russian militia known as the Vostok Batallion. Rafael Muñoz Pérez, 27, and Ángel, 22, reportedly form part of one of the most violent and feared groups, which the Kiev government blames for some of the worst atrocities of the conflict so far.
Pérez is a former social worker from Madrid, now based in Gijón (Asturias), where he has been a member of the youth wing of the United Left group since 2010. Ángel, meanwhile, is from Murcia, and belongs to the youth wing of a branch of the Spanish Communist Party.