Did the Azov battalion change its logo to replace a neo-Nazi symbol?

Did the Azov battalion change its logo to replace a neo-Nazi symbol?


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The Azov battalion, accused by Russia of being neo-Nazi, has the symbol wolfsangel, which refers to Nazi imagery. Some pro-Russian activists say his logo has changed.

Sur social media, pro-Russian accounts claimed that the Azov battalion had changed its logo and removed a neo-Nazi symbol from it. They share the same photo of soldiers, wearing a crest on which is marked “Azov, Kharkiv Special Forces”, with a trident-like logo, the national symbol of Ukraine. In these images, the traditional Azov regiment logo, called the wolfsangel, which refers to Nazi imagery, has disappeared.

Are Azov’s soldiers trying to get rid of this symbol? The British newspaper The Times shared the creation of a new Azov unit in Kharkiv on May 29, 2022. The article states “The Azov battalion removed a neo-Nazi symbol from its insignia, which until then had helped feed Russian propaganda.”. Yet on the regiment’s official website, wolfsangel is still on display. These far-right symbols are part of a desire to provoke Russia and correspond to a military archetype that the Azov Battalion does not want to abandon.



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