[VIDEO] Donbass Batallion – paramilitary thugs or government agents?

VICE News has produced an interesting VIDEO report on the Donbass Battalion and filmed them taking over the police station in Velyka Novosilka.

Some interesting details emerge from the video: they say the battalion was formed under the authority of “acting president” Turchynov but that officers “took the initiative”, in other interviews they have admitted being funded by oligarch and Dnepropetrovsk governor Kolomoisky and also of responding to someone close to Interior Minister Avakov, this is therefore a para-legal paramilitary militia composed of “patriots” (read extreme nationalists and fascists) – the commander says he does not think there is a Ukraine state, but a “network of patriots which are rebuilding it”

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