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Ukraine far-right group offers training to civilians

Members of Ukraine’s far right movement Azov held military training for Mariupol residents on Sunday to teach them self-defence in case of an attack from Russia. Ukraine’s far right Azov Battalion, part of Special Forces Unit at Ukraine’s National Guard, trained residents to assemble and dissemble a gun, to load ammunition and aim at targetsContinue reading “Ukraine far-right group offers training to civilians”

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Russia-Ukraine tension: NATO sidelines Kyiv’s far-right fighters – Al Jazeera

NATO countries have been training Ukraine’s military to better defend itself against what Kyiv and its allies say is Russian aggression. But the Western alliance has refused to work with one of the country’s most effective fighting units which critics describe as a far-right neo-Nazi movement. Al Jazeera’s @Charles Stratford reports from Urzuf in easternContinue reading “Russia-Ukraine tension: NATO sidelines Kyiv’s far-right fighters – Al Jazeera”

Allegations of Canadian troops training neo-Nazis and war criminals sparks military review

A review into how Canada approves the foreign military personnel its trains should be ready by early next year but parts of the study will need to remain secret. A review into how Canada approves the foreign military personnel it trains should be ready by early next year, but parts of the study will needContinue reading “Allegations of Canadian troops training neo-Nazis and war criminals sparks military review”

Russian troop movements near Ukraine border prompt concern in U.S., Europe

A renewed buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border has raised concern among some officials in the United States and Europe who are tracking what they consider irregular movements of equipment and personnel on Russia’s western flank. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matterContinue reading “Russian troop movements near Ukraine border prompt concern in U.S., Europe”

Belarusian NGO chief found hanged in Ukraine

The chief of an NGO that provided aid to people fleeing Belarus was found hanged in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. His friends said he had been followed by “strangers.” The body of a Belarusian activist was discovered in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv a day after he was reported missing, police there said on Tuesday. “Belarusian citizen VitalyContinue reading “Belarusian NGO chief found hanged in Ukraine”

The Far Right Used the War In Ukraine as Training – VICE

The war in Ukraine attracted far-right foreign fighters from around the world, who came to fight on both sides of the conflict. Azov, a Ukrainian battalion with deep roots in the ultranationalist and hooligan scenes, drew foreign radicals attracted by its extremist politics. Others joined pro-Russian militias, attracted by the notion of Putin’s Russia asContinue reading “The Far Right Used the War In Ukraine as Training – VICE”