American military instructors do not participate in the preparation of fighters of the Ukrainian battalion " Azov ", said the first day of the week the Agency official authorized the Pentagon Eileen Laynez.
"I have the opportunity to tell you that the battalion "Azov" in our ongoing training programs not involved, " said Laynez.
before Congress blessed the amendments proposed by Congressman John Conyers, who forbade US to train soldiers of the " Azov ", and also supply portable air defence systems to Iraq and Ukraine. According to Laynez, the Department of defense does not comment on this legislative initiative.
in April of this year, about 300 U.S. Marines arrived in Ukraine to participate in command post exercises Fearless guardian 2015 in Lviv region. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that the military training from the U.S. Ukrainians possession of weapons and appliances of the Western sample can be regarded as the 1st step to supplies to Ukraine modern American weapons.
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.
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 the national guard and any voluntary associations in the Donbas is no more.