DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — They say they feel fear but you wouldn’t know it by watching them handle the explosives.
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The members of this bomb squad — mostly Russian Cossacks — don’t use blast suits or special equipment. Instead they rely on steady hands, common household pliers and uncommon nerves of steel
One wrong move means the difference between living and dying, says Denis “Raven” Zaitsev, the 31-year-old leader of the 19-man bomb-disposal team in Debaltseve that calls itself First Strike Company. Read more…