In an article filled with factual errors, a former advisor to the George W. Bush administration, Kristofer Harrison, accuses US Congressman John Conyers of being "Putin's man in Congress" because of his amendment to prevent Ukraine's Azov Battalion, famous for its neo-Nazi ties, from receiving US aid.
The article appears to be based solely on a conversation with the Azov battalion's spokesman, Roman Zvarych, and presents his statements as fact; additionally, Harrison made multiple errors in his own statements. Roman Zvarch was Ukraine's Minister of Justice from February to September 2005, and was fired after it was found that he lied about his education credentials: he claimed to have received a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and to hold a Ph.D. in law.
"Ukraine's volunteer battalions are slowly coming under the tent of the Ukrainian government, after having been born as private units in the chaos of Yushchenko's abdication," Harrison claims.
For the rest of his article, Harrison descends into a series of "Azov-are-totally-not-neo-Nazis" claims, largely based on claims made by Zvarych, the disgraced former minister, and largely attempting to distance it from Andriy Biletsky, the leader of the SNA who doubles as the commander of Azov, with Mosiychuk as his deputy.
Both Mosiychuk and Biletsky were elected to Ukraine's parliament in September 2014, although Biletsky remains the group's leader, according to the Ukrainian media.