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Those Ukrainian ‘Volunteer Battalions’ Washington Has Funded? A Lot Of Them Are Neo-Nazis

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In his testimony last week before the House Intelligence Committee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent credited Ukraine’s volunteer battalions for saving the country from the Russian-backed uprising in Eastern Ukraine.

“Ukrainian civil society answered the challenge. They formed volunteer battalions of citizens, including technology professionals and medics,” he said. “They crowd-sourced funding for their own weapons, body armor, and supplies. They were the 21st century Ukrainian equivalent of our own Minutemen in 1776, buying time for the regular army to reconstitute.