Russian neo-nazis fighting for separatist “republics” in Donbas – English video

Nazi groups in "Army of DNR" by ICTV from vtx on Vimeo.


One of the key issues that Russia consistently tries to misinform the world about is the supposed “nazism” of Ukrainians and the far-right powers that were purportedly behind Euromaidan. The little sympathy that Ukrainian society has for far-right political powers was shown in the early presidential elections of 25 May 2014, where less than 2% of Ukrainians voted for far-right candidates. However, in Russia open nazism is quite frequent and even receives support from the government. Moreover, Russian nazis are not only fighting among the ranks of DNR in Ukraine, but are also among the leaders of the separatist “republic.” ICTV channel investigated Russian neo-nazism serving to invade Ukraine as part of the Civic Defense series of documentaries.

Translated by: @vitexua

Edited by: Alya Shandra

Dear readers! Since you’ ve made it to this point, we have a favor to ask. Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine is ongoing, but major news agencies have gone away, which is why it's extra important to provide news about Ukraine in English. We are a small independent journalist team on a shoestring budget, have no political or state affiliation, and depend on our readers to keep going (using the chanсe - a big thank you to our generous supporters, we couldn't make it without you.)  If you like what you see, please help keep us online with a donation

Tags: , , , , , ,


  1. Avatar Dirk Smith says:

    Moscow’s hypocrisy is infinite.

  2. Avatar LorCanada says:

    Well I knew of 52 Neo Nazis organizations registered in Russia. Also I was aware that some rebels had been trained by them and a few were in leader positions in east Ukraine but I didn’t know they were “fighting among the ranks of DNR in Ukraine”. Not surprising, I suppose. And like I’ve said often when I heard accusations of Kyiv as Nazi: Putin should clean up his own back yard before pointing at others. He’s such a hypocrite!