Ukrainian battalion "Azov" expressed outrage at the decision of Congress to limit U.S. military training with soldiers of the battalion, he said on his page century
"A decision on the Azov became possible after the congressmen accused the regiment in neo-Nazism, fascism and compared Ukrainian patriots with Islamic fundamentalists. We are extremely surprised and outraged by such statements. Our regiment has always stood on the positions of patriotism and never resorted to any other world ideological currents ", - reported in circulation.
first it was claimed that the U.S. Congress passed an amendment proposed by Congressman John Conyers, according to which the US does not have the ability to train soldiers of the Ukrainian group " Azov ".
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.