More Info on Protosevych’s Involvement in the Donbas War

Anatoly Shariy has dug out an old article, which is an interview with a soldier by the code name “Kim”, who served in the Pahonia platoon, a Belarussian unit, that looks very much like Roman Protosevych, who was arrested in Minsk few days ago…

From the article

Protasevych told about first shooting at a man. “It is you or me, I don’t regret anything.” Lukashenko said in front of Belarussian parliamentarians that Protasevych is guilty of war crimes committed in the Donbas.

See my main post on Protasevych

Update: Another photo has surfaced.

The guy in glasses is identified as Belorussian, Stanislav Goncharov. He served in Azov between 2014-16. Goncharov is now in Belarussian prison but not for being a member of the Azov and fighting in the Donbas. His sentence is for hate speech, robbery, and pornography.

30 Waffen SS Division

Update 2: Protasevych in a swastika themed t-shirt.

Hat tip: Peremogi (and one more); and Anatoly Karlin

Klimkin Says Blacklisting the Azov Battalion as Terrorists Would Play Into Russian Hands

Because remember folks, there aren’t any Nazis in Ukraine, it’s all Putin’s disinformation…

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin said Ukraine ought to react to the initiative of US Congressmen to designate the Azov battalion as a terrorist organisation, as this may effect all defenders of Ukraine, and the presence of a terrorist group among the armed forces could be exploited by Russia.

Earlier, 39 (although I heard 49 in an RFE/RL report just now) members of the congress signed a letter prepared by the New York Congressman, Mark Rose (GOP).