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Russia recognises Azov as a "terrorist organisation"

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 13:58
Russia recognises Azov as a terrorist organisation


The Supreme Court of Russia has labelled the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Regiment as a "terrorist organisation" and banned its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Source: [Kremlin-aligned Russian news agency] RIA Novosti


Quote from RIA Novosti: "The Supreme Court has recognised the Azov Regiment as a terrorist organisation and banned it from the territory of Russia. The decision is to be implemented immediately, without waiting for it to come into force."


  • Russia calls the Azov Regiment "neo-Nazi" and accuses it of war crimes. Moreover, the activities of Azov had been recognized as "extremist" in the Russian Federation, and a criminal case opened against its members.
  • Russian media have reported that over 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers taken prisoner by the Russians in Mariupol have been transferred to the Russian Federation for further investigations.
  • Recently, the Russian Embassy in the UK tweeted that the killing of the soldiers of the Azov Regiment was justified and that the Azov fighters "deserve a humiliating death".
  • The Azov Regiment announced that the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, would be executed according to the decision of the international tribunal.

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