The Dutch openly nazi Nederlandse Volksunie (NVU; Dutch Peoples-Union) party was founded originally in the 1970s to rehabilitate Dutch members of Hitler’s Waffen SS, who had committed horrible mass murder crimes against Jews and others in Ukraine. The NVU has a Facebook page (I won’t link to their page).
On that page, the NVU praises foreign mercenaries, fighting the war in eastern Ukraine in the armed forces of the Kiev government. Mercenaries like Swedish nazi Mikael Skillt, now an officer in the Azov battalion.
This picture (also reproduced on the NVU Facebook page) shows the Azov battalion symbol; source: here. It is the wolfsangel, or wolf’s hook. Also the symbol of the Dutch nazi party NSB in the 1930s and 1940s.
And this picture shows the same wolfsangel, only different direction, used by Hitler’s SS division Das Reich.
On the Dutch NSB nazi flag for their paramilitary organisation, the WA, the wolfsangel’s direction was different again.
Dutch daily De Telegraaf on 29 July 2014 wrote about Mikael Skillt. Without mentioning Skillt is a nazi (just calling him “nationalist”, which sounds more innocently); which the BBC does not forget to mention, however. De Telegraaf is a rightist daily, abusing the grief in the Netherlands about the MH17 disaster for beating anti-Russian war drums. In 1941-1945, De Telegraaf supported Hitler’s war against the Soviet Union, and had SS members as editors.
From the Telegraaf article (translated):
In Kiev he [Skillt] joined the paramilitary organization C14, an outfit which in its own words fights against Russians, Jews and every Ukrainian who gets in the way. Skillt showed himself very impressed with C14 …
According to Wikipedia, C14 is another name for the Right Sector neo-fascist paramilitary organisation. According to this interview on a Swedish site, it is a similar but separate organisation, with close links to the anti-Semitic Svoboda party, represented in the Kiev government.
The site German-Foreign-Policy.com writes about C14:
Svoboda, according to activists in Kiev, still disposes of an illegal armed wing known as “C14.” …
The name “C14” (“Combat 14”) is probably a semantic flirt with the name “C18” (“Combat 18”) one of the international networks of neo-Nazi terrorist organizations …
The “18” in Combat 18 stands for the first and eighth letters of the alphabet=AH=Adolf Hitler.
At the same time, the name points to the number “14.” In fascist circles this refers to the “fourteen words” slogan of commitment to the “white race.” As the leader of Svoboda’s ally “C14” explained, his organization is in a “struggle” with “ethnic groups” that are wielding, among other things, “economic and political power.” The “ethnic groups” he is referring to are “Russians and Jews.”
The Telegraaf article continues:
Besides fighting [the war in East Ukraine] Skillt supports the government in Kiev by recruiting foreign volunteers. Thus, Americans, Poles, Germans, French, and even Africans are deployed as mercenaries by the Ukrainian army.
The NVU comments on this (translated):
The NVU does not mention African mercenaries, mentioned in De Telegraaf (if we are to believe De Telegraaf). They would not fit in the NVU image of the war in Ukraine as a racist crusade. In the NVU’s fantasy world, non-communist, non-socialist Putin and all Russians and east Ukrainians become perilous Bolsheviks, to be fought like the 1970s founders of the NVU fought for Hitler in the 1940s.