U.S. Arming the Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine

U.S. Arming the Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine

Jan. 23, 2018 (EIRNS)—Max Blumenthal, in a long article published in The Real News Network (therealnews.com) and carried on the website of the American Committee for East-West Accord, reports on the U.S. arming of the Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine, beginning during the Obama Administration.

It started in October 2016, he reports,

“when the Texas-based AirTronic company announced a contract to deliver $5.5 million worth of PSRL-1 rocket-propelled grenade launchers to an Allied European military customer. In June 2017, photos turned up on Azov’s website showing its fighters testing PSRL-1 grenade launchers in the field.”

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