Even the same Azov and Aidar Nazis - you can see by the interviews of the captives, that they're mostly just a bunch of drunks or bums, who simply wanted a paycheck, and those tattoos were their initiation rituals. Some of them are local. Yes there were crimes and tortures of civilians, over 1500 civilians in Mariupol alone have disappeared since 2014 - but that was done by the SBU or certain sections within Azov.
We don't know how many of Azov are Nazis or not, but that's little of concern. Those with tattoos who say there are rituals... They are talking nonsense and they only say this to save their ass. Drunkards, nazis, drug addicts - it doesn't matter. It is what they did. If there is a way to prove that individual soldiers (nazi or not) did crimes then they should be prosecuted, the rest of them will have to deal with the guilt of association. How Russia will treat them is another question, but judging by the past, partaking in crimes against civilians or executions will land you guaranteed 25 to life. Being a member of a terrorist group can land you up to 20 years. It will be up to guys from Azov to prove that they are innocent, I will expect them to paint Azov as a "ritualistic" organization and pleed that they were forced into it and so.
I think those marines surrendering may have had something to do with getting the TOS treatment rather than not being able to because of their commanders or whatever their story was.
Yes, of course. They lost their "boevoy chast" and look who is surrendering now mostly. And some idiot on Twitter is saying that they don't look like fighters. Maybe so, if he would turn on his brain, he should understand that there more people in the army than fighters. Females that were captured were mostly medical sisters, helpers, cooks, not to mention logisticians and so on. These people give up when the structure fully disintegrates.