- Familiar Symbols? Ukraine’s President Poses with ‘Elite’ Paratrooper Sporting…SS Insignia (PHOTOS)
Petro Poroshenko has met the country’s elite troops – paratroopers – ahead of their redeployment to bolster the “partial” martial law state. One of the soldiers openly sported an insignia of a Waffen SS division.
“Looking at your hardened, courageous faces, I once again realize nobody will overcome Ukraine. We are ready to protect our land with weapons in hands, to fight for each piece, we will not give it up to anyone,” Poroshenko told the troops while speaking in the region of Zhitomir on Thursday.
The president stood for photos with the servicemen, who were to be redeployed 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 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. Here he is.