When Congress passed a spending bill in 2018, it included a provision in the 2,232-page bill to prevent the flow of U.S. weapons to an ultranationalist militia group in Ukraine that has openly neo-Nazis in its ranks molecule, known as the Azov camp.
Flashback March 2018https://t.co/opDyava0NI
— Brock Sandiway (@BrockSandiway) March 17, 2022
hill It was reported in 2018 that U.S. weapons have fallen into the hands of neo-Nazis in the past.
“The spending bills passed by the House of Representatives over the past three years included a ban on U.S. aid to Ukraine from going to Camp Azov, but that provision was removed before it was passed for the last time each year,” Hill noted.
The story continues, “However, this year, the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill signed into law last week states that ‘the money provided by the bill may not be used to provide weapons, training or other assistance to the Azov Battalion.'”
Democratic Congressman Ro Caner told the news outlet in an interview with The Hill that “white supremacy and neo-Nazism are unacceptable and have no place in our world.”
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“I am delighted that the recently passed omnibus bill prevents the United States from providing arms and training assistance to the neo-Nazi Azov battalion in Ukraine,” Khanna added.
Khanna said in a statement: “The State Department should pressure Kyiv to sever ties with the group and investigate whether we have provided them with any weapons or training. It’s just that lawmakers should be concerned about sending large numbers of weapons to One of the many reasons for this volatile conflict zone.”
The Azov battalion militia was formed in 2014, and its “first commander was Andrei Biletsky, who led the Ukrainian neo-Nazi group Patriots. Several members of the militia who have been incorporated into the Ukrainian National Guard claim to be Neo-Nazis.”
Readers who have been following the war in Ukraine may have noticed the odd number of photos shared by Ukrainian and Western media that unknowingly or inadvertently highlighted neo-Nazis or individuals wearing neo-Nazi symbols.
The official NATO Twitter account deleted a tweet celebrating “International Women’s Day” showing a Ukrainian female fighter with a Nazi Sonam Rad patch on her uniform.
This Anti-Defamation League (ADL) states that “the sonnenrad or sun wheel was one of many ancient European symbols appropriated by the Nazis in their attempt to invent an idealized ‘Aryan/Nordic’ heritage.”
NATO deleted the tweet after many pointed out that the woman was wearing an obvious Nazi patch. pic.twitter.com/uOpXERuHD3
— Héctor E. Alcalá (uncivilized) (@Hector_E_Alcala) March 9, 2022
The Ukrainian foreign ministry is also looking to celebrate women in the military, sharing a photo of a woman wearing a Sonnenrad (bottom right):
According to the latest survey, more than 15 percent of the Ukrainian regular army is women.
The number of people now defending Ukraine in different ways cannot be counted.
Thanks! 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/yZTiV5AGQo
— Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) March 8, 2022
Poland-based Eastern European media NEXTA publicly celebrated the entry of NATO weapons into the Azov battalion. The photo on the right shows the unit’s insignia, which is a wolf angel.
— Next (@nexta_tv) March 8, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin has it is said Tell members of the military that their mission is to liberate Ukraine from the Nazis who he claims have taken over the country.
While this is clearly false, the fact that large numbers of Nazis are openly operating in Ukraine is certainly enough to support Putin’s war myth.
Ukraine’s Nazi problem is real, even if Putin’s ‘denazification’ claim isn’t https://t.co/bY8ZVNl9UQ
— William Crawley (@williamcrawley) March 16, 2022
NBC News’ Rip: “It would be a dangerous oversight to deny Ukraine’s anti-Semitic history and work with Hitler’s Nazis”
or as NBC News Allan Ripp said: “Despite Putin’s propaganda, Ukraine does have a real Nazi problem — past and present. Putin’s destructive behavior — which includes Destruction of the Jewish Community – Make it clear that he is lying when he says his goal is to ensure the welfare of anyone. “
“But it is important to defend the yellow and blue flags from the brutal Kremlin aggression, to deny Ukraine’s history of anti-Semitism and cooperation with Hitler’s Nazis, and to embrace neo-Nazis in modern times, would be a dangerous oversight in some respects. faction,” Rip observed.