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The Foreigner Group by Carolus Löfroos

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348 pages, 6″x9″


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Much has been said and written about the Azov Regiment, the now infamous volunteer unit formed during the long war in the Donbas. Amid the allegations and sensationalism from both Western and Russian media stands this unique first-hand account of what life was like in the notorious independent battalion.


In The Foreigner Group, Swedish volunteer Carolus Löfroos offers in vivid detail his experience from 2014 to 2015 among the motley crew of Azov’s foreign fighter wing. Löfroos’ insight covers the period from the Euromaidan protests to the rocket attacks on Mariupol, all the way to the skirmishes in post-Soviet backwater villages like Shyrokyne, until the cease-fire agreement in 2015. Contained in this account is an invaluable piece of history which details the long war in the Donbas, setting the stage for the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War—the latter cannot be fully understood without knowledge of the former.


Antelope Hill is privileged to present Carolus Löfroos’ colorful war memoir to an international audience. This book provides key insights into an epoch-defining conflict.

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1 review for The Foreigner Group by Carolus Löfroos

  1. Johannes

    Interesting and well written testimony of a mans journey to fulfill his desire to participate in combat. The story feels authentic and realistic, describing in detail not only the combat situations, but also the preparations before leaving the safety in Sweden, the fear and thoughts about death when having decided to go, the long periods of waiting, the camaraderie, the terrible food served at the front, and individuals that use the war to try to become celebrities but don’t have the courage to participate in the fighting.

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