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Asked how he communicated with the locals, he replied: “I often have an interpreter. I understand some Russian, but I do not speak the language itself. I can only say commands like ‘stay,’ ‘down on your knees,’ ‘hands behind your head.’”
“Azov is a special force of about 300 soldiers, including multiple volunteer soldiers from across Europe. The force was established by the Ukrainian government, but does not fight alongside the national army and is instead steered by ultra-nationalists.
Four Swedes are in the group. Neo-Nazi Mikael Skillt is one of them.
‘They are not fighting for a democratic Ukraine,’ Anton Shekhotsov, a Ukrainian political scientist who researches right extremist movements in Europe, told Sveriges Radio (SR). ’Their vision of Ukraine is a fascist dictatorship.’” (Swedish neo-Nazis join fight in Ukraine, The Local, July 30, 2014)
“My goal is a white Ukraine,” Skillt told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SVD) last week. “I am a nationalist and I want there to still be white Europeans in Europe.”
The Swede is originally from Sundsvall, and has been in Ukraine since February. Skillt has confirmed on social media as well as for Swedish media that he fights in the Azov battalion – and that he does so in Swedish uniform.
originally posted by: maghun
a reply to: Xcathdra
My "glass house" was in Ukraine, so I can throw stones into it. Seeing what is happening in the country where I was growing up is unbelievable.
My english is not too good, I was practicing it with "nice american volunteer doctors" (CIA agents) in 90's when they visited Ukraine to "help the poor people"... That time the Dutch churches started their intensive activity too... What a coincidence, the downed plane was full of Dutch people...
You are very "loud" in the case of Crimea. This is because your friend was not ukrainian SpetsNaz soldier in Crimes in 90's, and you didn't gotten letters from Crimea about how the riot police with 4.000 participants asked 5.000 soldiers to help them against separatist protesters...
Have you ever been in Ukraine? I was in Western Ukraine two weeks ago, receiving first-hand informations about the situation...
originally posted by: MrSpad
Again a little common sense here would be nice. Are their Neo Nazis in Ukraine? Yes. Are they in every counry in the West yes. Are the in Russia? Yes. So what? They do not represent those places and the very fact they can be pointed out expose what a small minority they are. Does the fact Russian Neo-Nazis use Putins buddies social network sight to help purify Russia from gays and despite breaking Terms and Services, that gets anyone else banned, they are allowed to continue mean the Russia and Putin are Neo Nazis? Because this is same logic used in Ukraine.
Neo-Nazism consists of post-World War II social or political movements seeking to revive Nazism. The term neo-Nazism can also refer to the ideology of these movements.
Neo-Nazism borrows elements from Nazi doctrine, including militant nationalism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, antisemitism and initiating the Fourth Reich. Holocaust denial is a common feature, as is incorporation of Nazi symbols and admiration of Adolf Hitler.
Neo-Nazi activity appears to be a global phenomenon, with organized representation in many countries, as well as international networks. Some European and Latin American countries have laws prohibiting the expression of pro-Nazi, racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic views. Many Nazi-related symbols are banned in European countries in an effort to curtail neo-Nazism.
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