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The U.S. Says a Far-right Ukrainian Army Unit Can Now Get Aid. A Photo Shows Training Was Already Happening.

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2024
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Last week, the Biden administration said it would allow the Azov Brigade, a Ukrainian military unit, to receive U.S. weaponry and training, freeing it from a purported ban imposed in response to concerns that it committed human rights violations and had neo-Nazi ties. 

A photo posted by the unit itself, however, seems to suggest that the U.S. was providing support as far back as December of last year. 

The photo, in tandem with the administration’s own statements, highlights the murky nature of the arms ban, how it was imposed, and under...

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