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The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that in Ukraine “actually shoulder to shoulder with the militants “Azov” there are also Israeli mercenaries.”
According to Zakharova, she saw “video, texture, materials” confirming this. She did not provide details about these materials.
“How to deal with this? <…> How can this be?” Zakharova said on the air of Radio Sputnik. The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that Israeli politicians “are unlikely to want to hear” this information, which “have now inflated the information campaign.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on May 1, in an interview with an Italian television channel, said that “Hitler had Jewish blood,” and “the most ardent anti-Semites, as a rule, are Jews.” These words were uttered in the context of the fact that the Ukrainian authorities allegedly support the Nazis, despite the Jewish origin of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Israeli leadership accused Lavrov of lies and racism. Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov was summoned to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to give clarifications. The next day, the Russian Foreign Ministry released an article “On Anti-Semitism”, in which it accused Israel of supporting the “neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv”, as well as ignoring the manifestations of Nazism and anti-Semitism in Ukraine and other countries of Eastern Europe.
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