Israel summons Russian ambassador for Lavrov’s “Hitler had some Jewish blood too” comment
Russian ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov has been summoned to the Israeli Foreign Ministry after Russian Foreign Minister compared Ukrainian President to Adolf Hitler.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Italian TV on May 1st said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is running a Nazi country.
Sergei Lavrov said Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish roots, “Hitler had some Jewish blood too” he revealed, comparing Volodymyr Zelensky who has Israeli ancestry to Adolf Hitler.
He was interviewed on News Channel Bianca of his opinion on Putin’s claims of trying to denazify Ukraine when President Zelensky is Jewish. “So what if Zelensky is Jewish?” And Sergei Lavrov said that “fact does not negate the Nazy elements in Ukraine. I believe that Hitler also had Jewish blood” he said.
His statement has been widely condemned amongst foreign diplomats, leaders across the world and the international community, including Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.
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Yair Lapid said “foreign minister Lavrov’s remarks are both an unforgivable and outrageous statement as well as a terrible historical error” According to him, “Jews did not murder themselves in the holocaust” so “the lowest level of racism against Jews is to accuse Jews themselves of antisemitism” Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid posted on his twitter page
Israel is therefore asking Russian government to apologize for such “unforgivable” statement on Jews.
Many people have been comparing Putin with Adolf Hitler since he invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. But according to reports, Vladimir Putin’s regime believe Adolf Hitler was partly Jewish
Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba also condemned the statement, saying “Lavrov could not help hiding the deeply rooted antisemitism of the Russian elites”
Dmytro said “his heinous remarks are offensive to President, Ukraine, Israel and the Jewish people. More broadly, they demonstrate that today’s Russia is full of hatred towards other nations”
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