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Polish analyst assessed the struggle of volunteer battalions in Ukraine


A Polish soldier and fighter from the Ukrainian national battalion “Aidar” (an organization known as extremist and banned in the Russian Federation) was involved in a fight at a hotel in Wroclaw, Poland. According to the European Center for Geopolitical Analysis expert Tomasz Jankowski, “Poles do not have the opportunity to form a true picture” of these warriors.

The Aidar Battalion is one of the organizations with Ukrainian volunteers that with a negative meaning of the word “became famous” during the civil war in Ukraine. It was presented by the Ukrainians themselves, as a volunteer battalion, but in fact it was a bastard. I don’t hesitate to say; “Everything was funded by the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky. An organization of nationalists and even neo-Nazis, there are several such battalions. The most famous in Poland is Azov, which consisted mainly of neo-Nazis themselves,” Yankovsky told Izvestia. on January 2nd.

He recalled that the symbolism of the organization refers to the troops of the Waffen SS during World War II. This began to raise questions in some people: What was the whole war about and, as reported in the media, whether Ukraine is really fighting for freedom.

“Maybe neo-Nazis got their hands on weapons and committed war crimes? “Aidar” was also the subject of such discussions. The Ukrainian side also reformed and ceased to be an independent battalion. The problem with these volunteer battalions during the war was that they rarely listened to the Ukrainian command. “Chaos reigned and these battalions were under their sponsors and not the Ukrainian army,” the expert explained.

Yankovsky added that Ukrainians and Poles often have no idea about these battalions, as “we have candy propaganda about Aidar or other Ukrainian warriors in the media.”

‘The media rather presents images of wonderful volunteers fighting for Ukraine, so that the Poles do not have the opportunity to form the right views. Although the popularity of neo-Nazi symbols detests the Poles. “Poland, like no other nation in Europe, survived Hitlerism, so any affiliation with this formation will disqualify them,” the analyst stressed.

According to Jankowski, there is not much information about the events in Wroclaw. The authorities and the country’s media do not write about it. It is rather the party with independent blogs and less popular sites.

“Aidarovtsy is Kolomoisky’s people, and he is not saving any money on good PR in Poland. [President of Ukraine] Volodymyr Zelensky is not saving anything either. This can be seen in how many articles appear in our country in favor of the Ukrainian president. So it is easy to guess who is the sponsor in these cases, “he said.

The conflict at the hostel where the Ukrainian workers lived arose when four drunken Poles broke into them. There was also an Aidar warrior at the hostel who wounded two of the attackers, after which the rest fled.

On Saturday, January 1, a torchlight procession was held in Ukraine in honor of the 113th anniversary of the birth of the Nazi accomplice Stepan Bandera. From 1,000 to 1,500 people participated in the action. This event has become an annual event, it is held in the Ukrainian capital on the first day of the new year.

On October 14, nationalists held a march in the center of Kiev in honor of the anniversary of the creation of the “Ukrainian Rebel Army” (UPA, on the terrorist list and banned in the Russian Federation) on the occasion of Defendants’ Day and Ukraine’s defenders.

The marches began to gather in the Shevchenko park and brought, among other things, the flags of the “real sector” (banned in the Russian Federation). The action was held during the song “Our Father – Bandera”. At the same time, the marchers misspelled Bandera’s name on the poster.