Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Adolf Hitler had Jewish blood on his body and that “Jews are the greatest enemy of the Jews.” Israel is outraged by his remarks.
Reuters reports that in an Italian television interview, Lavrov was asked how Russia could talk about “liberating” the country ruled by the Jewish president.
In response, Lavrov said that Zelensky’s claim was a “Nazi liberation” when they themselves were Jews. I think Hitler was also of Jewish descent. I may be wrong. So Zelensky’s argument makes no sense.
In an interview, Lavrov also expressed doubts about President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Jewish identity.
“We’ve been hearing from wise Jews for a long time that Jews are the biggest anti-Semitic,” Lavrov said.
His remarks drew sharp criticism from Israeli Foreign Minister Yar’Adua. He said Foreign Minister Lavrov’s remarks were offensive and unforgivable. His remarks reveal a misinterpretation of history. Because the Jews did not kill themselves in the Holocaust. Accusing Jews of anti-Semitism is the lowest level of racial hatred.
Russia’s foreign ministry has summoned Russia’s ambassador to Israel following Lavrov’s remarks. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba also responded.
On Monday, Kuleba said in a tweet that the Russian foreign minister had not finally been able to hide the deep-seated anti-Semitism in Russia’s elite. His remarks are disgusting and offensive to President Zelensky, Ukraine, Israel and the Jewish people. His statement in detail proves that today’s Russia is full of hatred towards other nations.