Interviewed by Fox News — then removed from its website — Zelensky was asked about hardcore Nazi Azov fighters.
Incorporated into Ukraine’s military, he said “they are what they are.”
The remark speaks for itself, no further elaboration needed.
Largely except for the Fox News segment now deleted, MSM tried and failed to reinvent Nazified Azov fighters.
Well into a NYT fake news report on Russia’s special military operation, it said this alone about Azov:
“(T)he Azov battalion, a Ukrainian regiment that has drawn far-right fighters from around the world and is charged with the (Mariupol’s) defense (sic).”
And this buried in a Times report on Sunday:
“Ukrainian soldiers from the Azov battalion walked through the remnants of a Russian military convoy (sic) in the recently liberated town of Bucha on Saturday (sic), just outside the capital after the Russians withdrew (sic).”
Falsely implying that Ukrainian troops forced Russian forces from Kiev — they never entered — along with Bucha and surrounding areas, ignored reality about Azov’s Nazi roots and redeployment of Russian troops in preparation for a final battle to liberate Donbass entirely from hardcore Ukrainian elements.
According to WaPo, Azov is “a far-right nationalist Ukrainian paramilitary and political movement (that’s) absorbed” into Ukraine’s military.
The WSJ called Azov “defenders of Mariupol (sic).”
And this from National Pentagon Radio (NPR):
“Azov battalion…is my group,” quoting one of its Nazified fighters, adding:
Azov “has a reputation for having the fiercest fighters in Ukraine.”
CNN portrayed its fighters the same way, saying that they’re playing a “key role in Ukraine’s resistance (sic).”
According to BBC fake news, “Azov battalion fighters (are) defend(ing) Mariupol (sic).”
And this Al Jazeera fake news tweet:
“Ukraine’s Azov Battalion group denies neo-Nazi links and claims that Russians created this image (sic).”
Here’s what writer Nebojsa Malic said about Azov:
“(M)ultiple major media outlets in the UK and US ran stories about Ukraine’s ‘Azov Batalion,’ seeking to whitewash almost a decade of previous reporting that clearly identified the unit’s Nazi sympathies and ethos.”
He quoted a Financial Times article, calling Azov “key to the nationwide resistance effort (sic).”
Acknowledging its far-right ideology, “the FT shrug(ed) off its Nazi connections,” Malic explained.
He quoted one of its fighters, falsely saying: “We are patriots, but we are not Nazis (sic).”
An unnamed Azov commander falsely accused Russians of being “the real Nazis of the 21st century (sic).”
On all things Russia and other US invented enemies, all fake news all the time is longstanding MSM practice — truth and full disclosure banned.
From its 1851 founding to the present day, fake news mass deception has been the self-styled newspaper of record NYT’s stock and trade.
A steady drumbeat of mind-manipulating fakery infests its daily editions, including always on Sunday.
Its latest April 3 edition was no different — featuring a litany of Big Lies and mass deception on Russia’s special military operation.
Where to begin with a cesspool of rubbish to choose from.
The Times falsely claimed that Russian forces “retreated” from Kiev (sic).
They never entered the city and didn’t retreat.
Having successfully completed phase one of its special operation, its forces encircling Kiev and Chernigov were redeployed in preparation for the final battle to liberate Donbass entirely from areas occupied by Nazified Kiev forces.
Turning truth on its head like always on all things related to its campaign, the Times falsely claimed otherwise.
Escalating outrageous rubbish to a higher level, it lied accusing Russian forces of “execut(ing) civilians (sic).”
What’s been longstanding US/NATO practice by terror-bombing heavily populated cities and related US practices since the 18th century, the Times ignored the reality of its odious history.
It lied claiming that Russian forces inflicted a “devastating toll (on) Kiev (sic).”
It lied saying “husks of destroyed (Russian) tanks clutter roads (sic).”
It lied claiming that Russian forces left “mines and booby traps…hidden (in) wreckage (sic).”
It lied accusing them war crimes.
It cited unindicted war criminal Liz Truss, the BoJo regime’s so-called foreign secretary, saying (nonexistent) evidence is being collected to hold Russia responsible — for high crimes committed by US/UK/EU supported Ukrainian Nazis.
It quoted complicit war criminal Ursula von der Leyen, the so-called EC head’s bald-faced Big Lie, saying:
She’s “appalled by (fake news) reports of unspeakable horrors in areas from which Russia is withdrawing (sic).”
The same goes for Nazi-infested Estonian vassal to US interests, its so-called PM Kallas calling areas from which Russian forces were redeployed from “a crime scene (sic).”
While US/NATO supported Nazified Ukrainian forces continue holding civilians in Mariupol hostage as human shields — preventing their evacuation through Russian humanitarian corridors — the Times lied, falsely claiming that Kiev is aiding their exit (sic).
In cahoots with its US master, Ukraine’s war ministry displayed fake images — ones pretending to show executions of civilians by Russian forces.
Commenting on Ukraine’s Azov fighters, the Times ignored their hardcore Nazi roots.
It was silent about how they’ve lethally shot human shield hostages when spotted trying to flee from captivity.
It lied claiming that Ukrainian forces “repelled Russian forces” in cities and towns.
Turning truth on its head, it falsely claimed that “Ukrainian teams (are) attempting to remove mines and booby traps laid by Russian forces (sic)” — ignoring that reality is the other way around.
A Times report with fake images or ones unrelated to Russia’s campaign turned truth on its head as follows, falsely saying the following:
Residents of the town of Trostyanets “before (Ukraine’s) military liberated it (sic) described weeks of hunger and horror (sic).”
Falsely blaming Russia for what may or may not be true ignored thousands of tons of humanitarian aid delivered by its forces to areas they liberated in Ukraine and Donbass.
Not a shred of evidence suggests any form of mistreatment by Russian forces — just the opposite.
As is its custom time and again, the Time willfully and maliciously lied claiming otherwise.
It lied accusing Russian forces of “reducing much of (Trostyanets) to rubble (sic).”
It lied claiming they held “children at knife point (sic).”
It lied saying “an old woman (was) forced to drink alcohol as her occupiers watched and laughed (sic).”
It lied claiming that Russian forces “whisper(ed) of rape and forced disappearances (sic).”
It lied saying they left a “toothless old man…beaten in a ditch and defecated on (sic).”
It lied claiming that beaten and battered “Ukrainian forces are now gaining ground (sic).”
It lied saying “Russia’s military (was unable) to win a quick victory” its Defense Ministry didn’t plan for or expect.
It lied calling Russia’s special military campaign — with great care taken to avoid civilian casualties and damage to nonmilitary infrastructure — “true barbarity (sic).”
What applies to Azov and other thuggish elements infesting Ukraine’s military — clearly not Russia.
And this perversion of reality fake news from the Times:
“(S)igns of failure in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are readily apparent (sic).”
Vladimir Putin “long plotted to undermine Ukraine, overtly and covertly (sic).”
He aims to “seiz(e) a large chunk of the country in the east and south and declar(e) victory (sic).”
“He will lose Russia because of Ukraine (sic).”
His campaign “has been a major failure (sic).”
His “ultimate nightmare is a color revolution in Russia (sic).”
“In 2009, he attempted to effect a cabinet reshuffle in Kiev (sic) to dominate the government (sic), but the effort collapsed (sic).”
He “invaded (and) annexed…Crimea (sic).”
“He thought he could dominate Kiev (by) the (2014 and 2015) Minsk agreements (sic).”
The Times — and other MSM — falsely blamed Putin for US-orchestrated and directed aggression by Kiev on Donbass since April 2014.
It falsely blamed him for around 14,000 Donbass deaths caused by Kiev’s aggression, along with destruction of vital infrastructure.
Ignoring Nazi-infested tyrannical rule in Kiev, the Times falsely claimed that the nation is democratically run (sic).
Lots more of similar rubbish infested the Times’ Sunday edition.
The pattern repeats daily on virtually all major domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most.
The self-styled newspaper of record is too deeply debauched to fix.
With attribution to journalist Mike Royko, it’s not fit to wrap refuse in for disposal.