March 28, 2015

Ukrainian Nationalist Batallion Ready to Battle Pro-Russian Rebels

URZUF, Ukraine — The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists.

The 1,000 strong ultra-nationalist militia has a reputation as a fierce pro-government fighting force in the almost year-old conflict with the Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine, and is disdainful of peace efforts. Read more.

Moscow Times

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