A recruit of the far-right volunteer battalion Azov takes part in a competition in Kiev on Friday prior to leaving to the battle region in east Ukraine
Sich special volunteer battalion members stand on Tuesday during an oath-taking and farewell ceremony in Kiev. The battalion is leaving the Ukrainian capital to take part in anti-terrorists operation (ATO) in the east of the country
Former members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers prepare to march from Downing Street after handing in a petition to save the battalion in London, England. The campaigners later gathered outside the Houses of Parliament in protest against plans to withdraw the battalion as part of the Ministry of Defence plans to reduce the army by 20,000.
Members of Sheikh Ali Khatib’s battalion hold up their weapons as they dance in Aleppo near Hanano Barracks, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.