What is the Azov Battalion? | 5 Minute History

Controversial Military Formations

*This video is not meant in any way to condone, defend or glorify the political positions taken by Azov and others, simply to give a balanced view on the battalion for documentary purposes.*
Perhaps one of the most controversial military formations to appear in the Russo-Ukrainian War waged in the Donbas, the Azov Battalion/Regiment has frequently been at the heart of controversy in Ukraine. They have frequently been condemned for their far-right rhetoric, and many believe Azov and groups like it inspired Putin’s claim that he is ‘de-Nazifying’ Ukraine. Find out more about the origin, history, and ideology of Azov, as well as their role in the current Russian Invasion of Ukraine (2022) in this video.
Credit to : History With Hilbert