With the best will in the world, one cannot attest to the Kremlin’s ability to criticize: instead of apologizing for his statement in which he compared Selenskyj to Hitler (as reported by eXXpress), the Russian Foreign Minister sharpened his tone once again – this time even against Israel.
The country, where the heart of Judaism beats, was outraged by Lavrov’s Nazi comparison and demanded an apology from Moscow. Israel did not get this – instead, on Tuesday, an even heavier blow from the verbal “Nazi cudgel” from the Kremlin followed.
The Russian Foreign Ministry now reacted directly to the outraged reaction of Lavrov’s Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid: He spoke of an “unforgivable, scandalous statement, a terrible historical mistake” by Lavrov, who in turn had meant that Jewish origins of a National Socialist sentiment (like Russia she subordinates to Zelenskyj and the majority of Ukrainians) is not a hindrance.
Israel’s attitude is now being harshly condemned by the Kremlin. This view of things is “anti-historical” and would largely explain why the current Israeli government supports the “neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv”. Anti-Semitism is “encouraged” in Ukraine. In its statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry not only stuck to Lavrov’s statements, but only reinforced them.