New soldiers of the Ukrainian army battalion 'Azov' pose for a photo at their oath of allegiance ceremony in Kiev before departing to eastern Ukraine
Volunteers from Social National Assembly take an oath of allegiance to Ukraine before being sent to the eastern region of the country to join the ranks of special battalion 'Azov'
New soldiers of the Ukrainian army battalion 'Azov' look at a knife during their oath of allegiance ceremony before departing to eastern Ukraine
A woman says goodbye to her friend, a volunteer from the Social National Assembly, before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to join the ranks of special battalion 'Azov'
A fighter of the Social Nationalist Assembly (SNA), part of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector party, embraces his girlfriend in Kiev prior to leaving for the east of Ukraine
Some 40 fighters took the oath to join the volunteer battalion of Azov taking part in the Anti Terrorist Operation (ATO) together with Ukrainian troops in the east of the country