Skip to comments.Far-Right Extremists Have Been Using Ukraine's War as a Training Ground. They're Returning Home.
Posted on 08/03/2019 4:35:28 AM PDT by NorseViking
Five years on, Mikael Skillt still doesn't know exactly what made him leave his construction job and his girlfriend to fight in the war in Ukraine.
Ive done tons of soul-searching, and the more I think about it, the less I know why I came, the 43-year-old told VICE News.
But an undeniable part of the draw was that Ukrainian ultranationalists, many with barely disguised neo-Nazi or white supremacist views, had been a driving force in the revolution. Skillt, at the time a notorious Swedish neo-Nazi with a 20-year history in the extreme-right scene, felt compelled to join their fight.
All guys who seek adventure dream about this, to create history, he said.
Skillt missed the revolution, arriving in Kyiv a few days after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych. Instead, he got a war. A Kremlin-backed separatist movement soon swept across the Donbas, Ukraines southeastern region bordering Russia. Skillt, who had served for five years in Swedens National Home Guard, signed up to fight with the Azov Battalion, a newly formed far-right militia with deep neo-Nazi ties, and headed for the front lines.
Throughout 2014 and 2015 he served as a combat sniper for Azov, fighting in major battles in Mariupol, Marinka, Ilovaisk and Shyrokyne. I managed to get most of the big ones, he told VICE News.
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Since when is it far right extremism to defend your country from a Russian invasion?
I guess the Globalists are left of Communist slaves.
This article is racist propaganda - nazi this, right wing that, white nationalist scary words - then you get to the middle of the article and you find these guys went and fought on BOTH SIDES of the Ukraine war - both Russian and Ukrainian and the author and other leftist propagandists can’t figure it out and conclude the poor misled white pipples are just confused.
How about - people with strong beliefs one way or the other wanted to help in the fight? Naaah - must be racist nazis Decepticons - not like the heroic socialist autobots who work for the betterment of society!
Its well known that Ukraine is Laden with far-right mobs.
Remember that anyone who disagrees with the lunatic left is a racist, far right, etc. It matters not what they actually think and do.
Send them to Baltimore to liberate the rats!
How about - people with strong beliefs one way or the other wanted to help in the fight?
You mean Soros, Biden and McCain(Ukraines big uncles in Washington DC)?
Neocon McCrazies call them “freedom fighters”, just like bloody islamic moderates in Syria.
Unmentioned is just why would a “white supremacist” be interested in a war where both sides are white?
I could see white supremacists going to places where there is conflict between whites and blacks, to fight on the white side, but Ukraine isn’t one of those places.
Vice News traditionally a Neocon talking point outlet. I am puzzled why this article has appeared.
sounds like recycling of the Domestic Extremism Lexicon
and Right Wing Extremism report that the obama admin came out with
links to both here for those who haven’t seen them
One or both mention returning veterans being a right wing extremist threat
many with barely disguised neo-Nazi or white supremacist views
Not so for the Slavs, Balts, Magyars, and the other former Captive Nations. Communist rule for 40 to 70 years appears to have immunized them from the same poison that is slowly killing Western Europe. Largely Catholic in the Western areas of the old Soviet empire and Orthodox in the East, with a few Protestant pockets in Estonia, Latvia, and Hungary, Christianity is doing well. The Russian Orthodox Church has honored the last Tsar and his family, a slap in the face of Lenin and Trotsky, terrorists who got lucky and became tyrants crueler than the worst Tsar. They were followed by Stalin, world historys most proficient murderer.
Poland saved Europe from the Turks once. Maybe that nation and its neighbors will repeat the good works of the past.
I find most of these articles long on accusation and short on evidence.
I don’t think it’s too far-fetched for them to use “Nazi” symbols.
The Ukraine WELCOMED the Germans in WWII to kick out the Soviets.
Ironically, had the Germans treated the Ukrainians better during their invasion/occupation, there may have been an entirely different outcome to the German campaign in the Soviet Union.
This reminds me so much of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) where the Republicans (Rebels) were supported by the Soviets, and the Loyalists were supported by the Nazis.
There is a lot of propaganda, and it is being used the same way by the same types of people.
It is interesting to read of America’s involvement (by proxy, through the Soviets via the American Communist Party instruments.
It was all orchestrated in the USA behind the scenes by the masters in the Soviet Union, people by the scores (people who became both witting and unwitting “Fellow Travelers”) joined groups called named like “Americans agianst Facism and War” which raised money and supplies to send to the Soviet Backed Republicans.
They had swanky full dress parties and massive lower class dance parties which collected a lot of money, only a fraction ever making it to fighters in Spain. The vast majority of it went straight into Stalin’s coffers.
There were a few thousand American men who volunteered to fight for the Republicans (Lincoln Brigade) snd George Orwell (British) also fought for the Republicans and they were treated badly in many cases. Stalin’s own people exectuted many, and they were sent into situations where they were killed or executed.
Many became trapped in Spain and were not allowed to leave the country. They were dupes with high ideals doing Soviet dirty work.
Another One of Obamas deep state wars
If I recall correctly, Ukrainian nationalists Azov Battalion were on the McCain/Hillary/Obama/Biden side while fighting against pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas.
The violent Nazi thugs always wind up being friends of Democrats. How is that?
AFAIK, Azov currently blacklisted by US government as a hate group as well.
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