Azov's armed units are expanding: new battalions are being formed in Kharkiv and Dnipro, a new special forces unit is being formed in Kiev (where Biletsky is organizing at least some aspects of the capital's defense), and local defense militias in cities such as mobile phone number list Ivano-Frankivsk. Alongside other far-right groups such as Karpatska Sich (Carpathian Sich) (whose militancy against Western Ukraine's Hungarian-speaking minority, including Roma, has drawn criticism from the Hungarian government), the Eastern Orthodox group Tradition and Order , the neo- Nazi group C14 and the far-right Freikorps militia , the Russian invasion allowed Azov to regain its former prominence, shining a heroic reputation with its tenacious defense of Mariupol on a mobile phone number list par with regular Ukrainian soldiers.
While until a few weeks ago there was still a concerted effort by the West not to directly arm Azov, today the movement appears to be the main mobile phone number list beneficiary of Western training and ammunition: images tweeted by NEXTA, the Belarusian opposition media outlet, show to Azov fighters receiving training in the use of British NLAW mobile phone number list anti-tank munitions from instructors with their factions erased.
Similarly, until the Russian invasion, Western governments and media frequently warned of the risks of neo-Nazis and Western white supremacists mobile phone number list gaining combat experience by fighting alongside Azov and its Nazi-allied subfractions . But in the heat of the moment, these anxieties seem to have dissipated: a recent photograph of newly arrived Western volunteers in Kiev, including Britons, shows Olena Semenyaka of the Azov movement in the background, beaming joyfully alongside the Swedish neo-Nazi and former Nazi.