According to several Danish and Ukrainian media sources, the Danish-Chechen fighter Isa Munajev – also known as 'Bokseren fra Birkerød' ('The Boxer from Birkerød') – has been killed in Ukraine while fighting Russian separatists.
Munajev allegedly played a central role in the ongoing battle against the pro-Russian forces in the eastern part of Ukraine. Munajev was a veteran of two wars against Russia in Chechnya and led a battalion in Ukraine consisting primarily of Chechen volunteers fighting on behalf of Ukraine.
”I am a father of a killed daughter and son of a killed father. My sister has also been killed,” Munajev told TV2 last year. ”I am Putin's worst enemy and I'm proud of it.”
Before leaving to fight in Ukraine, Munajev had a registered address in the north Copenhagen suburb of Birkerød and was a prominent figure in the Danish-Chechen community.
In Birkerød he worked as a boxing coach for youths after migrating to Denmark in 2007.
At least five Chechens with Danish citizenship are fighting against the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.