Skip to comments.Ukraine conflict: 'White power' warrior from Sweden
Posted on 07/17/2014 6:48:28 AM PDT by mac_truck
The appearance of far-right activists, both foreign and home-grown, among the Ukrainian volunteers fighting in east Ukraine is causing unease.
Mikael Skillt is a Swedish sniper, with seven years' experience in the Swedish Army and the Swedish National Guard. He is currently fighting with the Azov Battalion, a pro-Ukrainian volunteer armed group in eastern Ukraine. He is known to be dangerous to the rebels: reportedly there is a bounty of nearly $7,000 (£4,090; 5,150 euros) on his head.
In a telephone conversation from an undisclosed location, Mr Skillt told me more about his duties: "I have at least three purposes in the Azov Battalion: I am a commander of a small reconnaissance unit, I am also a sniper, and sometimes I work as a special coordinator for clearing houses and going into civilian areas."
As to his political views, Mr Skillt prefers to call himself a nationalist, but in fact his views are typical of a neo-Nazi.
"It's all about how you see it," he says. "I would be an idiot if I said I did not want to see survival of white people. After World War Two, the victors wrote their history. They decided that it's always a bad thing to say I am white and I am proud."
Mr Skillt believes races should not mix. He says the Jews are not white and should not mix with white people. His next project is to go fight for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because he believes Mr Assad is standing up to "international Zionism".
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We sided with the scum bag, mass murdering Soviets in WWII. I would not be surprised if the Ukrainians accepted help from anyone who offered it. We would do EXACTLY the same thing in the same dire situation.
The Interior Minister of Ukraine denies these foreign neo-Nazis are fighters and calls them ‘journalists’ instead, which is interesting considering the deluge of Ukrainian propaganda this forum gets on a regular basis.
Many neo-Nazi fighters are arriving from Russia.
Not so neutral and peaceful anymore.
Neo Nazis schmatzis
They’ve taken over the world
We’re all gonna die
Ukrainian nationalists wear halos...to FR ANYHOW