Swedes join far-right militias in Ukraine’s fight against rebels

publicerad 22 juli 2014
- av NewsVoice

Mikola,   “Lemko” and Severin,   three foreign volunteers fighting with the Azov Battalion. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlinIRISH TIMES. Sitting in the shade of a broad pine tree and a pink-and-orange umbrella, two Swedes and a Canadian explain why they are ready to kill, and be killed, for the future of a free Ukraine.

They are members of the Azov Battalion, one of several units of volunteers fighting alongside Ukraine’s military and national guard against separatist rebels – allegedly backed by Moscow – who want the country’s eastern regions to join Russia.

Read More