Ukraine. MetaConcern no longer identifies the Azov Brigade as a “dangerous organization”.

The Kyiv Independent points out that the organization has previously been accused of links to the far-right, which was used by Russian propaganda.

However, the portal says Meta will continue to withhold information about Aso’s former commander and creator of the unit, Andriy Plecki, and his nationalist party, the National Corps. On Facebook and Instagram The goods of the “Azov movement” are also still suspended understood more broadly than the regiment of that name.

The “Azov Movement” has strong ties to right-wing extremists in many European countries and the United States; The Azov Regiment was something entirely different; The unit was “fully integrated into the Ukrainian National Guard and has since been operating under the command of the Ministry of Internal Affairs” – commented Euronews Alexander Ritzman, an expert at the US NGO Project Countering Extremism.

Thanks to this decision, millions of people around the world will know about it Exploits of Mariupol’s Defenders, And Russian propaganda will lose its arguments in insulting Ukrainian heroes, said Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation.

The Azov Regiment is part of the National Guard of Ukraine. In the spring of 2022, the formation participated Long-term protection of the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Mariupol On the Sea of ​​Azov. The units fighting at the plant, which was the last point of resistance in the besieged city, repelled attacks by several Russian forces over several weeks and, by President Volodymyr’s decision, withdrew from the plant in the second half of May. Zelensky.

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