Kyiv, Ukraine, 6 February 2018.
Samson, one of the members of the patrol poses in the lottery area they tried to close down. Behind him stands the local employee.
A patrol of the Natsionalny Druzhyna tries to close what they call an illegal casino in the region of Boryspil. All the computer got turned off as soon as they entered and all the clients left. After a while, the patrol left and canceled their call to the police.
Natsionalny Druzhyna (national brigades / patrols) are a volunteer branch of ultra-nationalist battalion "Azov" and of its political party "Natsionalny Korpus (national body)". Created on January 28, Druzhyna's goal is to enforce civil security in Ukrainian streets aside from national police. Its methods as well as its position toward use of violence and respect of authority of the State are still unclear. Creation of Druzhyna and its first public actions stirred controversy within civil society and public opinion.
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