For Land and Race
The impact of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine on P/CVE: VRWE fighters and VRWE dynamics
By Fabian Wichmann.
The illegal and illegitimate Russian war of aggression against Ukraine not only presents political and military dimensions, but also ideological and extremist aspects. In addition to regular military units, violent right-wing extremist (VRWE) groups are fighting on both sides of the conflict, mobilising nationalist and racist ideologies as core elements of their involvement. International networks play a special role in recruiting foreign fighters for volunteer battalions. Current developments regarding the Russian war of aggression, VRWE foreign fighters and the impact on member states of the European Union will be further discussed in the article.
This article is a presentation summary on the current developments on VRWE related to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, which was delivered during the EU RAN cross-cutting meeting on „The impact of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine on P/CVE: VRWE fighters and VRWE dynamics“ on the 26th April 2023 in Brussels, Belgium.