Currently, as Russia continues its invasion into Ukraine, the world has banded together, supporting Ukrainian citizens and their fight against Vladimir Putin. In America, the Biden administration granted over $13 billion in aid to Ukraine in their newly approved spending package. The move came as the Democrats claimed the aid and even citizens paying extra at the gas pump was a small price to pay for democracy. But while the Biden administration crafts a government-approved narrative around the war, Scott Ritter, a former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer, decided to give America a quick history lesson on Ukraine and the military the United States helped train. 

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In the video, which can be watched below, Ritter, who was also an inspector during the INF treaty, served under General Schwarzkopf during the Gulf War, and a chief weapons inspector with the UN in Iraq, detailed how the British and American governments taught the Azov Battalion. It should be noted that the Azov Battalion has not only been labeled a Neo-Nazi group, but they were also accused of numerous war crimes. 

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According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in 2016, the Azov Battalion was found to participate in mass looting of citizens, torture, and unlawful detention. Still, when training the new soldiers, the Azov Battalion was the first group to be recommended to the U.S. In short, Ritter declared that the United States helped support and train Nazis accused of rape and waterboarding. 

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