The Ministry of defence denies the use of Nazi symbolism him in a subordinate battalion " Aidar ", as first reported by several media.
"in the foreign media has any information about the fact that one of the branches of the Ukrainian army, namely the 24th individual assault battalion" Aidar ", uses Nazi symbols. Such information is untrue and is the next step in the information war against Ukraine ", - said in the report.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand civilians.
in special operations, there are several So-called volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources. So, battalions " Azov ", " Aidar ", " Donbass ", "Dnepr-1" and "Dnepr-2" financed by the oligarch and the Governor Igor Kolomoisky, against whom in Russia prosecuted under the criminal code in accordance with paragraph " use of prohibited means and methods of waging war." Aidar " belonged to the battalions of the territorial defence, which was formally submitted to the Ministry of defence of Ukraine.