reblogged from Revolution News
“In April, the United States government sent about 300 paratroopers to Ukraine to train 900 “national guardsmen” composed in part of neo-nazis and forced conscripts in a mission called “Fearless Guardian.”
At that time, John Conyers, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, introduced an amendment to ban any funding or aid to Ukraine’s government from getting into the hands of the neo-nazi Azov battalion.
It seems that along with a gigantic spending bill, Congress has now revoked this amendment under pressure from the Pentagon. Their argument is that there is already legislation, known as the Leahy law, banning the Azov battalion from receiving aid.
According to The Nation, the Leahy law cannot prevent the Azov battalion from getting US aid. In fact the law only covers groups which the “Secretary of State has credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human…
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