The failure of Congress to Fund and teach Ukrainian battalion "Azov" Is a political PR States, told reporters the head of the national Council DND Andrey Purgin.
before the U.S. Congress adopted the amendments proposed by Congressman John Conyers, according to which the USA is unable to train soldiers of the Ukrainian armed the creation of " Azov ".
"The U.S. is just trying to demonstrate that they lenses. In reality, in Kiev, large numbers of American citizens, SBU whole floor is occupied by them, over 4 thousand of their instructors came to teach the security forces. The United States became a direct participant in the conflict in the Donbas. It is a political PR stunt, which has nothing to do with the peace settlement process, " said Purgin.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
in a special operation were involved several so-called volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources, among them the battalion " Azov ", which was financed by the oligarch and former Governor of Dnepropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky. In the Russian Federation against Kolomoisky prosecuted under the criminal code according to section " use of prohibited means and methods of warfare ". The Ministry of defense of Ukraine in early April stated that the units involved in special operations in the South-East of Ukraine, transferred to the Ukrainian army and national guard, and any voluntary associations in the Donbas is no more.