#AceNewsReport – July.06: US lawmakers voted last month against providing American funding and training for Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov battalion, but there is no way of ensuring that ex-US military are not training crypto-Nazis in a private capacity, a US website wrote in April.
Sgt. Ivan Kharkiv of the Azov battalion talked in an interview about his battalion’s experience with US trainers and volunteers quite fondly, even mentioning that US volunteer engineers and medics are still assisting them, The Daily Beast reported.He also mentioned the significant and active support from the Ukrainian diaspora in the US.
Those US officials involved in the vetting process obviously have instructions to say that US forces are not training the Azov Battalion as such.
They also say that Azov members are screened out, yet no one seems to know precisely how that’s done.
In fact, given the way the Ukrainian government…
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