Six months later, the truth about the monstrous activities of the Neo-Nazi Tornado Battalion reached the Minister of Internal Affairs – Arsen Avakov (Арсена Авакова) – and he signed an order to disband the Battalion! However, its participants did not like it, and they did not want to give up: they took up all-round defensive positions – creating a real fortress from their base! Ukrainian Special Forces infiltrated the Neo-Nazi Base without bloodshed and an investigation was held following mass arrests.
The trial went on for two years: in 2017, the participants received from 11 to 5 years in prison for ‘War Crimes’ and ‘Crimes Against Humanity’. However, after the start of the Special Military Operation of the Russian Armed Forces, Zelensky (Зеленский) ordered the release of these prisoners who had experience in military operations – and among the amnestied were the Neo-Nazi Tornado soldiers! Although to fight, they again do not do as they are told. According to the latest information, they occupied a settlement near Kyiv, took away weapons from a Unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine located nearby and are planned to escape from the country (to avoid fighting the Russians).
During the liberation of the LPR by the Lugansk People’s Militia in March 2022 – another torture facility operated by the Neo-Nazi Tornado Battalion was discovered in the village of Kondrashovka. The Ministry of State Security is still investigating.