According to leaked documents, it appears that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been using American tax payer dollars to fund a Ukrainian National Guard unit, and it’s members are linked to neo-Nazi ideology.
The leaked documents identified the “Azov Battalion” as the group that received tax payer money and also revealed that these groups have ties to neo-Nazi groups within the United States and were implicated as being tied to the riot in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.
The documents state, that the funds were given in an effort to destabilize the West, causing the racial tensions that carried on throughout Donald Trump’s term in the White House, according to a report from En-Volve.com
Even the Christchurch mosque attacker in New Zealand, allegedly took inspiration from neo-Nazi groups in the U.S.
Jacobin Magazine linked to a criminal complaint, which was filed by FBI Special Agent Scott Bierwirth in 2018 – an affidavit stating that the Azov Battalion “is believe to have participated in training and radicalizing United States-based white supremacy organizations,” including members of Rise Above Movement (RAM) who have been prosecuted for their involvement with assaults they planned during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA.
“While the US government focuses on jailing and sanctioning right-wing dissidents in the US using the help of tech companies, uncovered documents reveal the US indirectly sent taxpayer dollars to neo-Nazi groups and Charlottesville rioters abroad. This means that funding of the Azov Battalion specifically designed for countering Russian influence within Ukraine, indirectly helped train one of the most prominent groups prosecuted after the 2017 Charlottesville rally.”
Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation in California, has been tracking the movements of RAM and they also noted:
RAM was hosted by Olena Semenyaka, head of the National Corps, the political wing of the Azov Battalion, a unit of the Ukrainian National Guard with neo-Nazi and white supremacist affiliations. Semenyaka later stated that Rundo and his compatriots “came to learn our ways” and “showed interest in learning how to create youth forces in the ways Azov has.”
During their visit, the RAM members joined the Azov Battalion for sparring at the Reconquista Club, a mixed martial arts (MMA) club affiliated with the group. Rundo entered an MMA competition for white supremacists from across Europe, supposedly the first American to take part in the history of the event. While in Kiev, Rundo also got a tattoo of the Viking warrior logo of White Rex, a clothing label founded by Russian MMA fighter and Azov Battalion associate Denis Nikitin.
There is also evidence online, showing Ukrainian forces wearing neo-Nazi insignia.
The U.S. military is also aware of the situation.
“A number of prominent individuals among far-right extremist groups in the United States and Europe have actively sought out relationships with representatives of the far-right in Ukraine, specifically the National Corps and its associated militia, the Azov Regiment,” says a 2020 report from the West Point US Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center. “US-based individuals have spoken or written about how the training available in Ukraine might assist them and others in their paramilitary-style activities at home.”