Russia Update: Chechen Brig. Gen. Isa Munayev Killed in Battle Fighting for Ukraine

February 2, 2015
Arkadz Nestsiarenko (L) and Isa Munayev (R). Photo via Belsat

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Chechen Brig. Gen. Isa Munayev, 50, was killed in battle fighting for Ukraine at Debaltsevo.