17:25 GMT03 August 2021
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    The English-language Ukrainian newspaper Kiev Post praised the Ukrainian battalion Azov for training children at its summer military camp, German magazine Blauer Bote reports.

    "Kiev Post follows the line of one song. This song is about Ukrainian soldiers defeating their enemies. Now, Russia is the enemy. 'I want the war to end and all Russians to be killed,' a little boy whispered," a Blauer Bote journalist comments.

    Earlier, the US House of Representatives banned US military instructors from training Azov battalion fighters because of their neo-Nazi ideology. However, Kiev Post tries to disguise the fact with groundless claims about "Russian propaganda," the journalist says.

    German media has persistently published facts proving that the Azov battalion comprises far-right extremists, Blauer Bote writes.

    Nevertheless, recently the media has been trying to hide the fact, the magazine adds.

    In the article named "Kiev uses neo-Nazis to fight Donbass militia forces," the Swiss media outlet 20min.ch says: "During its military campaign in eastern Ukraine, Kiev seems to try to exorcise the demon with a devil. Neo-Nazi groups are actively participating in the war. Those battalions are Azov, Dnepr and Donbass."

    Sonntagszeitung also reports that neo-Nazi groups are active in eastern Ukraine.

    "Far-right members of Ukraine’s volunteer battalions are marauding, abducting Donbass militia fighters, and journalists. Terror in the name of the Maidan revolution. Amnesty International has blamed pro-Kiev gangs for serious human rights violations," a journalist points out.

    In a TV program on ZDF channel, devoted to the Ukrainian conflict, members of the Azov battalion were shown. They have the swastikas and runes of the Nazi SS forces on their helmets, Tagesspiegel reports.

    That is additional proof that neo-Nazi radicals are fighting for Kiev in its military operation in Donbass, Blauer Bote concludes.


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