German television broadcast images of Ukrainian soldiers with helmets bearing Nazi symbols on Monday, according to NBC News.
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A camera team from Norwegian broadcaster TV2 shot the footage last week, NBC reported.
“We were filming a report about Ukraine’s Azov battalion in the eastern city of Urzuf, when we came across these soldiers,” Oysten Bogen, a correspondent for private television station ZDF, told NBC. Azov is a paramilitary defense battalion made up of volunteers.
Although a spokesperson denied that the battalion had fascist tendencies, insisting that "we are just Ukrainian nationalists," the images portrayed included a swastika and the stylized runes of the SS.