The hype on Serhiy Sternenko’s is taking off. Today, the former members of the National Corps have spread blatant slander against their former comrades in the Azov Regiment.
The National Corps has always advocated for the right of citizens to self-defense and is ready to support Serhiy Sternenko, as well as any other citizen, in his struggle against the government’s attempts to pass off self-defense as a serious crime. This was directly stated the day before by the leader of the National Corps Andriy Biletsky on his YouTube channel.
That is why the accusations from former members of the National Corps that they were forced to give up their support for Sternenko are absurd.
As for the meeting between the former brothers and veterans of Azov, it really took place late in the evening on May 7 and concerned a conversation about inappropriate behavior from the point of view of Azov and veteran ethics. It had nothing to do with Sternenko’s case or politics at all. There was a normal male conversation between former comrades-in-arms, which, in addition, Filimonov, Kravchenko and other comrades came with weapons. All words about “torture” are cynical lies.
Another lie is that the conversation was of a political nature. Unfortunately, this version, falsely presented on social media by former members of the National Corps, was adopted by some media and bloggers. It was a conversation about military and veteran honor, which Kravchenko and Filimonov finally lost.
It is even more disgusting that this private conflict is trying to be presented as a kind of “split within the nationalist forces”. Filimonov’s and Kravchenko’s statements are hype and distortion of events in their purest form, which works the best for a synthetic campaign in Sternenko’s defense.