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Ukrainian military targets Azov Battalion

The Azov Battalion was targeted for failing to “follow orders”

The Ukrainian armed forces fired a missile at the Ukrainian right-wing Azov Battalion headquarters of the city of Mariupol over the latter’s refusal to follow orders, the head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on Friday.

“Nazis from the Azov gang refused to obey the military command and coordinate actions with them. This led to the SSU [Security Service of Ukraine] performing a missile strike against the Banderite headquarters in Mariupol,” Kadyrov wrote on Telegram.

The Ukrainian military used the Tochka U missile system, the Chechen leader reported.

“As a result, there are now 20 less good-for-nothing Bandera followers in the world,” Kadyrov added.

Last month, the Donbass republics requested assistance to defend themselves against the Ukrainian military offensive and hostile acts, so Putin authorized a special military operation in Ukraine last week. As a result, Western countries have launched a broad anti-Russian sanctions campaign, which aims at isolating the country. 

However, the western sanctions don’t only harm Russia, but the entirety of Europe. 

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, said the sanctions imposed on Russia will affect Europe as well, stressing the need to prepare for this situation. 

Michel said in a speech to the European Parliament that the repercussions of sanctions will greatly affect Russia, stressing the mobilization of efforts to prevent the use of the Russian Central Bank reserves. 

He stressed that the European Union will continue to support Ukraine against Russia, noting that the Union will seriously consider Ukraine’s request to join it.

However, in an interview with ZDF, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the decision not to admit Ukraine and Georgia is the right one and is not on the agenda amid the current situation in Ukraine. 

“It was the right decision. There were very long negotiations in NATO on this issue back then,” Scholz said on Thursday. “I also want to emphasize that even now it was not on the agenda, and it continues to be so.”