Boafeng Handhelds on BBC News

A BBC News report on insurgents in Ukraine show them to be using what appears to be Boafeng UV-5R handhelds

The Boafeng UV-5R is popular with radio amateurs providing 5 watts of FM at both VHF and UHF. They can be bought on eBay for around £22 ($32).

The shortened extract of the news report on the BBC website which still has one clip of the radio at 01:40 can be seen at

It actually is labelled

It actually is labelled Kenwood but looks like a Boafeng. Makes you wonder what
you are really buying with a name brand radio these days?