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Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser praises soldier wearing ‘swastika’ – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

Anton Gerashchenko shared footage of a female soldier he encountered wearing a symbol resembling a swastika

Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko shared images of a Ukrainian female soldier, wearing a symbol resembling a swastika.

The soldier, who has apparently returned from the front lines of the ongoing conflict with Russia, is seen reunited with his daughter and giving her toy unicorns. Amidst the emotional reunion, a swastika-style patch – a rounded sun cross with additional elements – can be clearly seen on the woman’s backpack. Similar emblems were used by several Waffen-SS units in Nazi Germany during World War II.

“This is what we are fighting for” Gerashchenko captioned the video.

While Moscow has repeatedly stressed the need to “denazify” Ukraine, kyiv has always denied having neo-Nazi elements in the country’s society and army.

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the republics from the Donbass of Donetsk and Lugansk. The protocols negotiated by Germany and France were designed to give the regions a special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims it planned to retake the two republics by force.

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