"Self-Defense activist" = ????
"activist" = An active somebody on one side or another???
"National Guard" = troops guarding an unspecified nation
"self-defense forces" = the forces defending selfies?
So much propaganda in the stories that you can't tell who's who without a secret scorecard.
Babelfish and google translator are of no help.
“”National Guard” = troops guarding an unspecified nation”
National Guard = You can pretty much assume the “National Guard” is the Right Sector-led, Greystone/XE/Blackwater-trained volunteers that many articles have been posted about.
Ukraine can’t really rely on the Army to shoot civilians on order from Kiev, so this is what they have.