The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that the former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul is the person behind of the trip of the Ukrainian neo-Nazi militants.
The spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zajárova, spoke this Thursday about the visit of the members of the neo-Nazi Azov battalion to the US, stating that it was the former US ambassador in Moscow Michael McFaul
“McFaul organized, well, at least he did everything possible to make it happen, he supported the trip to the US of militants from the Ukrainian pro-Nazi Azov battalion”, Zakharova declared. “This person, who is somehow associated with diplomacy and is now engaged in consulting, teaching, etc., is the one behind Azov’s trip to the USA
According to Zajárova, “the demonstrative and undisguised tribute to this rabble leaves in ‘shock’ for one reason only: they kill Russians”. “There are no other reasons,” the spokeswoman said. “These circumstances in the eyes of the American elite are an indulgence for any crime and a justification for the unlimited supply of weapons to the regime in Zelensky, the kyiv regime”, he concluded.
The Azov tour of the USA
In September, a Ukrainian delegation led by members of the neo-Nazi Azov regiment arrived in the US. The group included three veterans of the nationalist battalion who participated in the fighting at the Azovstal steel plant, in Mariupol, and was led by Giorgi Kuparashvili, who avoided capture by Russian soldiers According to Kuparashvili, co-founder and instructor of Azov, the delegation met with more than fifty members of Congress American.
The Azov delegation has met at least two more members of Congress: Michael Waltz (R-FL) in Washington, and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) at a Ukrainian festival in Whippany, New Jersey. pic. twitter.com/xPvEmJlJXN
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Spouses and a mother of militants imprisoned in Azovstal were also part of the delegation, such as Kateryna Prokopenko, wife of the head of the neo-Nazi regiment, Denís Prokopenko, as well as Yulia Fedosyuk, leader of ‘La Plata de la rosa’, a Anti-feminist and anti-gay group linked to the Azov movement, according to reports.
“Silver of the Rose” anti-feminist groupuscule that appears in @5050oD video is linked to far-right Azov movement. SOR’s leader Fedosyuk has a role in Azov’s book club/publisher “Plomin”. In this photo she’s next to leaders of Azov’s violent National Corps, National Militia wings pic.twitter.com/1YSWHly00n
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During your stay in the North American country , members of the neo-Nazi regiment participated in a rally in front of the White House, as well as being interviewed by Newsmax. Also, a part of the delegation, including Kuparashvili, gave a talk at a Ukrainian church in Detroit that was broadcast live.
Among other visits to public institutions, the group made an appearance at Stanford University. In addition, several auctions of objects with symbols of Azov were organized in the USA with the participation of the consuls general of Germany and Poland.
There was a charity auction of three Azov Regiment wolfsangel patches at the recent Azov event in Detroit. Azov Regiment cofounder Giorgi Kuparashvili then informed the winners, “you gotta fight for it,” and appeared to symbolically swear them in. pic.twitter.com/VY1vCnECTt
— Moss Robeson (@mossrobeson__) October 5, 2022