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AZOV Battalion

AZOV Battalion

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A CIA / MI6 funded and trained (via Erik Prince’s Academi, as well as NATO) extremist and neo-Nazi mercenary unit of the National Guard of Ukraine, based in Mariupol, in the Azov Sea coastal region. It began as a volunteer formation in May 2014 shortly after the Maidan coup, and in late 2014 was brought within the Ukrainian National Guard by the Maidan regime, and in 2015 became a regiment. From the outset it aroused considerable attention, including abroad, due to the pronounced neo-Nazi views of its leaders and members. According to NBC News the Azov Battalion was “founded by an avowed white supremacist who claimed Ukraine’s national purpose was to rid the country of Jews and other inferior races.[2] The Guardian reported in 2015, “while the Azov and other volunteer battalions might be Ukraine’s most potent and reliable force on the battlefield against the [Donbas] separatists, they also pose the most serious threat to the Ukrainian government, and perhaps even the state.[3] On February 24, 2022 President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced Operation Denazification to clean out the fascist battalions which have waged war on the civilians of the Donbas republics since 2014.[4]

The Azov Battalion saw its first combat experience recapturing Mariupol from pro-Russian separatist forces in June 2014. It gained notoriety after allegations emerged of torture and war crimes, as well as neo-Nazi sympathies and usage of associated symbols by the regiment itself, as seen in their logo featuring the Wolfsangel, one of the original symbols used by the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. In 2018, a provision in an appropriations bill passed by the US Congress blocked military aid to Azov on the grounds of its white supremacist ideology;[2] in 2015, a similar ban on aid to the group was overturned by the Congress.[3] Members of the regiment come from 22 countries and are of various backgrounds.

It was announced on April 5, 2015 (Hitler’s birthday), that U.S. troops would start training troops of Ukraine’s Nazi Azov Battalion on th April 20th. Two days later “Fox ‘News’ ‘Expert’ Says We Must “Start Killing Russians.” But now we know that ever since 2014, the CIA has been training Ukraine’s “paramilitaries” (which includes the Azov Battalion) for that very purpose.

During the preparatory period from 2011 to February 2014, up until the Obama-led 2014 coup that installed U.S. control and fascist government over Ukraine, Yarosh had worked directly under Andrey Parubiy, who was a co-founder of Ukraine’s other nazi party (formerly called the “Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine”), which party the CIA renamed the “Freedom” Party (“Svoboda”) in order to hide its origin as having been Ukraine’s first Nazi party, which went back all the way to WW II. It had then been called the “OUN” (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists), and it joined forces with Hitler trying to defeat Stalin (who then was allied with America against Hitler). In other words: though America now sponsors Ukraine’s Nazis, America during WW II had been at war against Ukraine’s Nazis.

On 13 January 2022, Zach Dorfman of Yahoo News headlined “CIA-trained Ukrainian paramilitaries may take central role if Russia invades”, but failed to note that the phrase “Ukrainian paramilitaries” traditionally refers not to regular Ukrainian Government conscripted soldiers (nor to any elite group of those, such as some people might otherwise assume), but instead it refers to intensely racist armed anti-Russian fanatics and mercenaries, especially highly motivated nazis (racist-fascists), who have been selected, organized, and personally armed and led, by Dmitriy Yarosh (the leader of one of Ukraine’s two nazi parties, “Right Sector”), and by Andrei Biletsky, the founder of the Ukrainian-oligarch-subsidized Azov Battalion, which is Ukraine’s other  main “paramilitary” organization, and which organization is just as nazi in its ideology as the Right Sector party is.

Demonstration of the Azov battalion, in the center on the platform, its führer: Andriy Biletsky

Biletsky and Yarosh personally share the same Nazi ideology, which (as Hitler’s did) hates both Jews and Russians; but, whereas Hitler’s Nazis hated and wanted to kill mainly Jews, Ukraine’s nazis hate and want to kill mainly Russians. So, these “paramilitaries” are the people (“Ukrainian paramilitaries”) whom the CIA has, according to Dorfman’s Yahoo article, been training ever since 2014 — training, as Dorfman himself puts it, “to kill Russians”, which is the only clue he provided to the extremist right-wing ideology these individuals represent. Dorfman (Yahoo) presented the CIA’s motivation as being simply to increase Ukraine’s “ability to push back against the Russians” — purely defensive, nothing aggressive.

Yarosh had been selected by the CIA even as early as 1 March 2013 (a “tech camp” held in America’s Ukrainian Embassy to train Yarosh’s people how to organize a ‘revolution’) to carry out the planned coup, under the nominal leadership of Yarosh’s boss Parubiy, who was appointed by the CIA to be publicly the “Commander of the Maidan” (anti-Russian) movement, and who subsequently became the Obama Ukrainian coup-regime’s National Security and Defense chief, overseeing the planned ethnic cleansing (“ATO” or “Anti-Terrorist Operation”) to eliminate ethnic Russian citizens from Ukraine. That “ATO” was often carried out at night, using methods that the Gestapo had employed. However, some of the regime’s bombings occurred during daylight hours. (The regime’s firebombings, though, were usually done at night, when people were at home.)

Here is a statement from Biletsky about his ideology:

Biletsky's ideology

[symbol is presented here of the inverted Nazi Wolfsangel sign]

The main idea of mystical Social Nationalism is its creation, consisting not of piles of separate individuals united mechanistically into something called “Ukrainian” and the presence of Ukrainian passport, but instead a single National biological organism, which will consist of a new people — a physically, intellectually and spiritually more highly developed people. From the mass of individuals will thus come forth the nation, and the faint start of modern man: Superman.

Social Nationalism is based on a number of fundamental principles that clearly distinguish it from other right-wing movements. This triad is: socialism, racism, imperialism. 

I. Socialism. We fight to create a harmonious national community. We argue that cutting social rozmezhovanist leads to decay and disintegration of Spirit of the national community, as well as fostering selfishness. We vidmitayemo being rich (provided the wealth acquired by them fair and socially useful work), but rejected the possibility of the poor. Every Ukrainian irrespective of the nature of the work should have a decent social status and material security. “I am ashamed to be poor in a rich country, even more ashamed to be rich in a poor country.” 

On the principle of socialism follows our complete negation of democracy and liberalism, which generate rozbytthya Nation isolated on gray power unit and a crowd of famous personalities (ochlocracy). Instead, we put forward the idea of national solidarity, the natural hierarchy and discipline, as the basis of our new society. Not a “democratic vote” crowd, who can not give councils to their own life, much less to the life of the State, but instead natural selection of the best representatives of the Nation — born-leaders as Ukraine’s leaders. Anyone who believes that this system of government is unacceptable, let him think, and if acceptable modern power system in which the prostitute and the Academy have equal say where degraded addict or gay equally valued in the election of the commander of the armored division. People by nature are born with different abilities and abilities and therefore the greatest happiness of man — when it finds its own place in the national hierarchy and conscientiously fulfills its purpose in life. 

II. Racism. All our nationalism is nothing — just a castle in the sand — without reliance on the foundation of blood Races. Traditional (postwar, postounivskomu) nationalism has put the cart before the horse – claim that the nation is linguistic, cultural or territorial and economic phenomenon. We certainly do not exclude the value of spiritual, cultural and linguistic factors, as well as territorial patriotism. But our deep conviction is that all this only derivatives from our race, our racial nature. If Ukrainian spirituality, culture and language are unique, it is only because our racial nature is unique. If Ukraine will become paradise on earth, it is only because our Race turned it so. 

Accordingly, treatment of our national body should start with racial purification of the Nation. And then in a healthy body can be regenerated a Race healthy national spirit, and its culture, language and everything else. Apart from the question of purity, we must pay attention to matters of usefulness to Races. Ukrainians — it’s part (and one of the largest and highest quality) of the European White Races. Races that produce a great civilization, the highest human achievement. The historic mission of our Nation, a watershed in this century, is thus to lead the White peoples of the world in the final crusade for their survival. It is to lead the war against Semites and the sub-humans they use.

III. Imperialism. We change the slogans “Independent Ukraine,” “United Ukraine” and “Ukrainians,” by an imperial nation that has a long history. Throughout its existence, the Ukrainians had at least two superpowers – Great Scythia and Kievan Rus. The task of the present generation is to create a Third Empire [a Ukrainian Third Reich] — Great Ukraine. This question, oddly enough, is not so much political as biological. Any living organism in nature seeks to expand, reproduce itself, increase its numbers. This law is universal and Paramecium caudatum, and for the person and for the Nation-Race. Suspension means extinction in nature — death. The slowdown in population growth leads to biological death of Nations, the suspension of political expansion, and decline of the state. Thousands of times we have heard stenannya pseudo-nationalist oppression of us Poles and Moscow, their curses to the empires. Social Nationalism is not so, he says – if we are strong, we take what is ours by right and even more, we will build a superpower empire — Great Ukraine, which is the legal successor of the Scythian and Kiev Russian empires. If we are weak, we place among the conquered peoples dying. As things are in nature! The choice is ours! 

So, Social Nationalism raises to shield all old Ukrainian Aryan values forgotten in modern society. Only their recovery and implementation by a group of fanatical fighters can we lead to the final victory of European civilization in the world struggle. 

This stand is right, and can not be otherwise!

Glory to Ukraine

Andrei Beletsky

Biletsky said “Ukraine’s mission is to lead the white races of the world in a final crusade against Semite-led Untermenschen (subhumans)”,[6] echoing the words of Heinrich Himmler,

“As long as there have been men on the earth, the struggle between man and the subhuman will be the historic rule; the Jewish-led struggle against the mankind, as far back as we can look, is part of the natural course of life on our planet. One can be convinced with full certainty that this struggle for life and death is just as much a law of nature as is the struggle of an infection to corrupt a healthy body.”[7]

As is usual for American ‘news’ (propaganda) media, ONLY U.S.-and-allied Governments and their officials and academics were interviewed in that Yahoo article, much the same as had happened regarding U.S. mainstream ‘news’-reporting in 2002 about “Saddam’s WMD,” which didn’t actually exist, but which were the U.S.-and-allied excuse to invade and destroy Iraq (so that U.S.-and-allied oil companies could extract its oil).

According to reports from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, obscured by our mainstream which only talks about the Russian deployment, Ukrainian Army and National Guard units, amounting to about 150 thousand men, are positioned here. They are armed and trained, and thus effectively commanded, by US-NATO military advisers and instructors.

From 1991 to 2014, according to the U.S. Congressional Research Service, the U.S. provided Ukraine with $4 billion in military assistance, which was added to by over $2.5 billion after 2014, plus over a billion provided by the NATO Trust Fund in which Italy also participates. This is only part of the military investments made by the major NATO powers in Ukraine.

Great Britain, for example, concluded various military agreements with Kiev, investing among other things 1.7 billion pounds in the strengthening of Ukraine’s naval capabilities: this program provides for the arming of Ukrainian ships with British missiles, the joint production of 8 fast missile launchers, the construction of naval bases on the Black Sea and also on the Sea of Azov between Ukraine, Crimea and Russia. In this framework, Ukrainian military spending, which in 2014 was equivalent to 3% of GDP, increased to 6% in 2022, corresponding to more than $ 11 billion.

In addition to the US-NATO military investments in Ukraine, there is the $10 billion plan being implemented by Erik Prince, founder of the private US military company Blackwater, now renamed Academi, which has been supplying mercenaries to the CIA, Pentagon and State Department for covert operations (including torture and assassinations), earning billions of dollars.

Erik Prince’s plan, revealed by a Time magazine investigation [1], is to create a private army in Ukraine through a partnership between the Lancaster 6 company, with which Prince has supplied mercenaries in the Middle East and Africa, and the main Ukrainian intelligence office controlled by the CIA.

It is not known, of course, what would be the tasks of the private army created in Ukraine by the founder of Blackwater, certainly with funding from the CIA. However, it can be expected that it would conduct covert operations in Europe, Russia and other regions from its base in Ukraine.

Against this background, it is particularly alarming that the Russian Defense Minister Shoigu denounced that in the Donetsk region there are “private US military companies that are preparing a provocation with the use of unknown chemicals”.

It could be the spark that causes the detonation of a war in the heart of Europe: a chemical attack against Ukrainian civilians in Donbass, immediately attributed to the Russians of Donetsk and Lugansk, which would be attacked by the preponderant Ukrainian forces already deployed in the region, to force Russia to intervene militarily in their defense.

In the front line, ready to slaughter the Russians in the Donbass, is the Azov battalion, promoted to a special forces regiment, trained and armed by the US and NATO, distinguished for its ferocity in attacks on the Russian populations of Ukraine.

The Azov, which recruits neo-Nazis from all over Europe under its flag traced from that of SS Das Reich, is commanded by its founder Andrey Biletsky, promoted to colonel [2]. It is not only a military unit, but an ideological and political movement, of which Biletsky is the charismatic leader, especially for the youth organization that is educated to hate the Russians with his book “The Words of the White Führer”.

Manlio Dinucci is a geographer and geopolitical scientist. His latest books are Laboratorio di geografia, Zanichelli 2014 ; Diario di viaggio, Zanichelli 2017 ; L’arte della guerra / Annali della strategia Usa/Nato 1990-2016, Zambon 2016. Guerra nucleare. Il giorno prima. Da Hiroshima a oggi: chi e come ci porta alla catastrofe, Zambon 2017; Diario di guerra. Escalation verso la catastrofe (2016 – 2018), Asterios Editores 2018.

Testimony from Ukraine citizens:
They were being forced to stay in their houses…were being used as human shields in Mariupol.
I looked up who controlled Mariupol and you guessed it:
It’s none other than the Nazi Azov Battalion.
We have nazis using innocent civilians as human shields in Ukraine.

2017 Guardian Mini-Doc Exposed Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Azov Youth Camps

Before mainstream media began to obfuscate the role of the Azov Batallion in the country of UkraineThe Guardian produced a short documentary on one of the group’s youth camps. Instead of watering down the openly fascist group’s ideology and influence, the pre-Ukraine/Russia war footage exposes the true nature of the Azov Brigade.

In the years since the mini-documentary was released, the Azov camps have expanded to host thousands of teens across Ukraine.


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