Azov Battalion Wants to Fight Russians in Syria

While Russia, France and other countries are trying to build an international anti-ISIL coalition, Ukraine’s Azov volunteer battalion is eager to go down to Syria and fight against the Russian military, one of the leaders Andriy Biletsky told during a program on the TV Channel 112 Ukraine.

Biletsky, who is also a member of the Verkhovna Rada, was disappointed that not a whole a lot is going on in Ukraine right now due to the ceasefire. He said the Azov battalion could use opportunities in Syria to fight against the Russians.

The Azov leader said considering that the relations between Russia and Turkey dramatically deteriorated after the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian plane in Syria, Turkey should seek Ukraine’s support, as Ukraine would do if it were in Turkey’s place.

In Biletsky’s opinion, Ukraine would be glad to help out the Turkish government in a fight against Russia.

“I can say that Azov, for example, could send its international legion to fight for the Western coalition in Syria,” Biletsky said while on 112 Ukraine.


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