Ukraine's troubles stem from Battalion of Azov and US interference

Ukraine

The problems of Ukraine has been going on for years, especially in the Southern Eastern cities, like Donbas, and in coastal cities of Mariupol & Odessa, all not far from the Russian border.  Organised crime has long been a problem, but got worst when their southern country of Crimea was taken over by Russia in Feb 2014.

A story of 6 drug addicts specifically were victimising people around the city.  The police jailed them, but a city executive arrived ‘Andriy Biletsky’ also a regiment leader, told them to let them go or they would burn down the police department. (cite:Alexander Lukyanov Video)  The police headquarters was later attacked by 60 terrorists, an official statement said it was ‘pro-Russian’ forces. (cite:Syndey Herald & BBC News)

2014. These criminals were part of the ‘Azov Battalion’, a militias group well known for having many individuals with far right white supremacist views, they wore yellow badges with a symbol not too different from the Nazi Swastika.  They originated from a gang called ‘Patriot of Ukraine‘, (cite:Nation), and that city executive was its leader.  But the group was now guarding Ukraine from Russia, and helped to control pro-Russian groups within the country, and so continued to be part of the National Guard of Ukraine. (cite:The GuardianBBC Newsnight)

Azov Symbol

2015, the US, particularly the democrat party, wanted to help them defend against Russia. (cite:Politico Story) Hillary Clinton said they wanted to do this by funding the Ukrainian army; Russia believed that the US was trying to start a war against them (cite:Foreign Policy Story).

2016, US congress signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which included $250 million “to provide assistance, including training; equipment; lethal weapons of a defensive nature; logistics support, supplies and services; sustainment; and intelligence support to the military and national security forces of Ukraine.”, (cite:wsws.org)

2018, Azov is receiving support from the US, Canada, and Israel. (cite:The Real News Network)

2019, shortly after Zelenskyy became Ukraine president, he went and spoke directly to the Azov troops, told them to pull back, but they said they wouldn’t and threatening to kill him. (cite:Ivan Tweet Video)

Andriy Biletsky

2020, Azov Battalion uses Facebook to help grow and organise itself, funding adverts asking children to sign up for training against the government. (cite: buzzfeed news)

2021, Arsen Avakov, an Ukraine interior minister associated with Azov resigns.  He mentioned that they have received $2 billion from the US for military equipment. (cite:wsws.org)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

2022, Russia invades Ukraine, saying it’s a ‘special operation’ to ‘denazify’ Ukraine (cite:Putin & BBC News) (after lying about any possibility of invasion during a massive build up of military on its border).  The ‘denazify’ he spoke of was about the Azov Battalion. (cite:Graham Phillips).  Putin also says he’s not happy about the western military build up in the country, and also wants the removal of the new bio-labs near its border. (cite:Al Jazeera)

Most outlets deny the bio-labs exist; the UN says there is no evidence (cite:Global News), however there are around 14 ‘biological research facilities’ in Ukraine who are researching deadly pathogens, and are receiving funds from the US pentagon, as admitted by the US Secretary of State and backed up by the US Director of National intelligence (cite:Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing & Tucker Carlson on Fox News).  But very little evidence exists today, as they were quickly closed on the day of invasion, and Putin later stated that they had been bombed.

Vladimir Putin

Today, The Azov Battalion are still killing civilians, (cite:Alexander Lukyanov VideoPatrick Lancaster Video, Graham Phillips Video and captured solider interview) telling them its part of the ‘cleansing’, (cite:video).  They also appear to be doing most of the damage to the city of Mariupol (cite:Patrick Lancaster Video)

Russia is attempting to achieve its stated objectives, but their movements suggest other objectives too.  They appear to want complete control over Ukraine, but Ukraine’s army with the help of the US and NATO has been preparing for years, and have a good chance of defeating Russia.

US policies were part of the reason Russia started the war, and now the US with agreement of congress have announced more billion dollar funding and weapon shipments to the Ukraine. US wants to weaken the Russian military, as stated by the US Defense Secretary recently. (cite:the Hill, npr)

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