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Winning 'Hearts' and 'PR War' but Ukraine has a 'Nazi" Problem' - That NATO and USA do not 'Talk About'

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What the NATO and the United States fail to highlight, either wittingly or unwittingly, is the creeping emergence of the neo-Nazi supporters in Ukraine who do not baulk at using intimidation and even violence to advance their agendas and who often do so with the implicit approval of government agencies..

One such neo-Nazi group that enjoys Ukrainian state patronage is the Azov Movement, one of the 30-odd privately-funded “volunteer battalions” that does much of the frontline fighting with Ukraine’s army against the pro-Russian separatists in the country’s restive eastern region..

The Azov is not just known for their reputation of being ruthless on the battlefield but also for espousing a militant ideology that wreaked havoc in Germany in the second world war..   

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