The brutal execution was reportedly committed by members of the Azov Battalion, a regiment of the the Ukrainian Army. It is apparently “the backbone of the forces fighting against the local self-defense militia advocating independence from Ukraine.”
The clip shows a man kneeling in a field with 5 Ukrainian militants surrounding him. The Ukrainian militants then grab the victim, place him on a wooden cross and burn him alive. Azov fighters have stated that “All the separatists, traitors of Ukraine and militia fighters will be treated the same”.
“Azov fighters do more than wave a Swastika-like flag,” writes Robert Parry, “they favor the Wolfsangel flag of Hitler’s SS divisions, much as some of Ukraine’s neo-Nazis still honor Hitler’s Ukrainian SS auxiliary, the Galician SS. A Ukrainian hero hailed during the Maidan protests was Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera whose paramilitary forces helped exterminate Jews and Poles.”