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Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov battalion is "believed to have participated in training and radicalizing" US-based white supremacists, the FBI said in a recent indictment of several California men involved in the Charlottesville violence. Four members of the "Rise Above Movement" (RAM), described by the FBI as a "white supremacy extremist group" were indicted for conspiracy to riot over the August 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, among other things. In the affidavit, signed by FBI Special Agent Scott Bierwirth, 28-year-old Robert Rundo is said to have traveled to Germany, Italy and Ukraine in the spring of 2018. Rundo allegedly met with Olena Semenyaka, one of the officials of the National Corps - a political wing of the Azov Battalion.