Westerners’ obsession with everything Ukrainian includes a ritual denial that the Azov Battalion, a significant part of their army, has anything to do with neo-fascism or Nazism. However, Italian police have arrested several Nazis affiliated with the Ukrainian Azov Battalion fighting against the Russians.
The police captured five members of the Italian organization called the Order of Hagal on Tuesday, while another member of their gang is still wanted by the authorities. One of those arrested, Giampiero Testa, was thought to be planning an attack on a police station in Naples.
The remaining gang member, a Ukrainian national, Anton Radomsky, is in Ukraine fighting the Russians alongside the Nazi Azov Battalion, a major unit within the Ukrainian army.
The Italian authorities accused the group of stockpiling weapons and planning to conduct terror attacks against civilian and police targets in the country. In addition, Italian police collected numerous Nazi and Fascist propaganda materials, bullets, weapons, tactical clothing, and other elements.
Members of the Order of Hagal reportedly maintained “direct and frequent” contacts over Telegram with not just the Azov Battalion but also the neo-nazi Ukrainian military formations Right Sector and Centuria, “probably in the view of possible recruitment into the ranks of these fighting groups,” according to Italian media.
While Nazis appear to have found a safe home in the Ukrainian armed forces, the arrests of the Order of Hagal members reveal the potential for blowback from Nato’s proxy war in Ukraine.
“The high availability of weapons during the current conflict will result in the proliferation of illicit arms in the post-conflict phase,” Interpol secretary-general Juergen Stock has warned.
‘Azov Battalion funded by the United States and NATO’
As reported previously at RAIR Foundation USA, journalist Lara Logan claims the United States and NATO fund the Azov Battalion. She explained that the Azov Battalion is leaving a trail of death and destruction in eastern Ukraine. “This is why Crimea wanted to belong to Russia.” According to our leaders, only a few troops are involved. That is not true, claims Logan.
Logan pointed out that Ukraine used to be a headquarters for the SS and revealed more about the Azov-Battalion’s Nazi connections:
I mean, you can find pictures of them online holding up the NATO flag and the swastika. And at the same time, their own emblem contains the black sun of the occult, which was a Nazi SS emblem.”
Logan went on to link the Ukrainian military to the Azov Battalion, stating,
throughout the Ukrainian military you can see that black sun of the occult on their body armor, even on the female soldiers who are paraded in front of the world as being, you know, such an example of Ukraine’s independence and spirit and nobility.”
Logan reports that the United States and its various intelligence agencies have been funding and arming the Nazis in Ukraine for a long time. She explains that the CIA gave Nazis immunity from prosecution after World War II,
The CIA under Allen Dulles actually gave immunity from prosecution to the Nazis of Ukraine from the Nuremberg trials. So there’s a long history of the United States and our intelligence agencies funding and arming Nazis in Ukraine. These are not, like, new neo-Nazi groups that sprung up. These are the actual Nazis.”