US blocks training of neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Defence minister's office: Ukraine assured Canada trainees won't include militia with neo-Nazi reputation.

DND Photo: Corporal Precious Carandang
Defence Minister Jason Kenney greets Land Task Force troops at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland on June 9.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 06/17/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 06/25/2015 10:37 am EDT

With the US House of Representatives passing a unanimous amendment last week blocking the training of fighters from the so-called Azov Battalion, a notorious paramilitary group in Ukraine, opposition parties are urging the Canadian government to ensure that Canada won’t train them, either.

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