Disinfo: The Ukrainian army has deployed battalion SS Galichina to Donbass


The Ukrainian army has deployed battalion SS Galichina to Donbass.


There are no SS battalions in the Ukrainian army. The Schutzstaffel (SS) was a Nazi paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany.


  • Reported in: Issue32
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donbas, Nazi/Fascist


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