Petro Poroshenko has met the country’s elite troops – paratroopers – ahead of their redeployment to bolster the “partial” martial law state, with soldiers openly showing insignia of a Waffen SS division.
The president stood for photos with the military assassins, who were to be deployed to other, “dangerous” regions of the country to prop up the 30-day period of the so-called “partial” martial law that Poroshenko announced following the created Kerch Strait incident.
One of the troopers, standing just a few steps away from Ukraine’s president proudly displayed the insignia of the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf right on his chest.
While the large insignia of the notorious Nazi division could hardly go unnoticed, multiple pictures of the trooper were shared by the NATO supported president on social media.
The soldier is also featured on the website of the presidential administration, as well as in the official video of Poroshenko’s speech.
As World War II kicked off, the Totenkopf Division was created from the SS personnel of death camps and SS paramilitary units, involved in the massacres of Polish civilians.
The unit fought both on western and eastern fronts during the war, committing more war crimes in progress. The division, as well as all the other SS troops were deemed war criminals during the Nuremberg trials.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Nazi SS News 2018.