Paramilitary devices or a PR move: 10 information about “The nationwide Militia devices”
On January 28 a dazzling march took devote Kyiv: teenage boys putting on camouflage uniforms and balaclavas stepped through the main roads. As soon as the march ended about 600 people in the NGO “The Natsionalni Druzhyny” (National Militia devices) started by the veterans associated with Azov regiment had been sworn in. Numerous discovered this scene just like marches of paramilitary devices. It arrived being a dream photo when it comes to Russian propaganda and for the people western news that start thinking about you can find dangers of the nationalistic retaliation in Ukraine. In addition raised a true quantity of concerns.
Just just How may be the Natsionalni Druzhyny from the Azov battalion?
The Natsionalni Druzhyny is a task of this alleged circle that is azov-related into the Azov regiment of this National Guard. Azov regiment ended up being founded on the basis of the volunteer battalion Azov that had been involved in the combat actions in eastern Ukraine since 2014. In 2017, the regiment’s veterans established the party that is political Corps” (Natsionalnyi Korpus) chaired by MP Andriy Biletskyi. Early in the day they founded a few non-government companies including “Civic Corps” (Tsyvilnyi Korpus) and “Defense and Reconstruction regarding the Country” (Zakhyst i rekonstruktsia krayiny, abbreviated ZiRKa). Formal founders regarding the NGO “The Natsionalni Druzhyny” registered in Kyiv are three veterans of this Azov regiment: Ihor Kashka, Artem Klimkin, and Maksym Klymka. Another Azov veteran Ihor Bober is detailed since the organization’s head, the regiment’s veteran commander Ihor Mykhailenko could be the commander.
Far-right? Nationalists? Fascists?
For four years in a row “National Corps” users, in addition to Azov regiment combatants, have already been labeled supporters regarding the ideology that is neo-Nazi additionally many point at them for using the runic symbols much like the symbols employed by the Nazi. […]