#BBCtrending: Russian site recruits 'volunteers' for Ukraine

March 5, 2014 9:06 AM

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#BBCtrending: Russian site recruits 'volunteers' for Ukraine

Russian social media users are being asked to cross the border into Ukraine to offer "moral support".

"We need men aged 18-45 who are already in Ukraine, or are ready to go," says the "Civil Defence of Ukraine" page on VKontakte, the main Russian-language social network. The page was set up just over a week ago and has more than 7,000 followers. It includes an online form calling for recruits and is...

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