In Digest, Ukraine

Video broadcast on  Radio Free Europe, Nov 10, 2015

Introduction by New Cold War.org:

Azov Battalion training camp for children, Nov 2015 (Radio Free Europe)

Azov Battalion training camp for children, Nov 2015 (Radio Free Europe)

Children in Ukraine’s Sumy region in northern Ukraine are attending a boot camp run by the extremist paramilitary ‘Azov Battalion’. The children are taught military skills and extreme-right ultra-nationalist propaganda.

The Azov Battalion is one of the many far-right paramilitary battalions that participated in the protests on Kyiv’s Maidan Square in 2013-14 or that formed after the Maidan overthrow of the country’s elected president on Feb 21, 2014.  Beginning in the summer of 2015, the battalion has earned a place in Ukraine’s National Guard. That gives it access to training and weapons from the militaries of NATO alliance member countries present in Ukraine, notably from the U.S., UK and Canada.

*****

EDITOR’S NOTE: We remind our readers that publication of articles on our site does not mean that we agree with what is written. Our policy is to publish anything which we consider of interest, so as to assist our readers in forming their opinions. Sometimes we even publish articles with which we totally disagree, since we believe it is important for our readers to be informed on as wide a spectrum of views as possible.

Recent Posts
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Start typing and press Enter to search

Russia