Checks at UK airport over fears far-right extremists may travel to Ukraine

British authorities are worried that the current threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine may attract far-right extremists from the UK, who could travel to the country seeking weapons training and military experience.

Counter-terrorism police were positioned at the departure gates of at least one main British airport this week, where they quizzed travellers flying to Ukraine about their identity and reasons for travel.

The checks came after at least half a dozen known neo-Nazis travelled to Ukraine from the US and a European country this week, security sources said.

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Source: The Guardian