Putin accused the West of covering up Nazism in Ukraine with ethnic Jew Zelensky. Video
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of "Nazism" again. According to the Russian dictator's version, "Western curators" allegedly "put an ethnic Jew" Volodymyr Zelensky as a head of Ukraine on purpose to "cover up the anti-human nature" of the Ukrainian state, which is seen only in the Kremlin.
Putin also accused Zelensky of allegedly glorifying Nazism and those whom the Kremlin "appointed" as organizers of the Holocaust. The Russian dictator issuied dozens of anti-Semitic and Ukrainophobic statements in an interview with one of the central Kremlin TV channels.
Zelensky's ethnic origin concers Putin each time. He does not waste the slightest opportunity to implicate the Ukrainian president's Jewish roots in the Kremlin's invented "Nazism" that is allegedly sweeping Ukraine.
Putin also claimed that "Western handlers put an ethnic Jew as the head of Ukraine" to "cover up the anti-human nature" of modern Ukraine.
"This makes the situation extremely disgusting. An ethnic Jew is covering up the glorification of Nazism and those who led the Holocaust in Ukraine at that time, exterminating one and a half million people. This is best understood by the ordinary citizens of Israel. Look at what they are saying on the Internet," Putin stated.
What exactly "citizens of Israel are saying on the Internet," the Russian dictator did not explain.
At the same time, according to the Kremlin dictator's version, Jews in Ukraine were killed exclusively by Ukrainians during World War II, while the Nazis were not involved at all. The president of the aggressor state said this on the same day, September 5, during a conversation with the director of the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Alexander Shkolnik.
"This is one and a half million people. Women, old people, children. One and a half million people. If a total of six million were exterminated by the Nazis during the Holocaust, that's a quarter. Twenty-five percent of the victims. Alexander Yakovlevich, who did it in Ukraine? It wasn't just Nazis. They were the very collaborators that the Chief Rabbi of Russia is talking about now. It was the Ukrainians and others who gave direct orders. The Germans even... even the SS troops did not consider it possible to take part in these mass repressions," the Russian dictator justified his ideological predecessors in a glowing manner.
This is not the first time Putin has mentioned Zelensky's ethnic origin in his speeches. Thus, the dictator offended Zelensky and called him "a disgrace to the Jewish people" during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June this year.
"I never give any assessments to my colleagues, no matter how our relations are. I consider it incorrect. By the way, I never said anything about Mr. Zelensky either. The only thing that causes my complete rejection is how one can support neo-Nazi scums and elevate them to the rank of national heroes..... I have many Jewish friends and they say that Zelensky is not a Jew, he is a disgrace to the Jewish people," the dictator said at the time.
The Robert Lansing Institute gave a "verdict" after this passage by the Russian president: Putin is trying to imitate Nazi German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and is playing the Russian chauvinism card by resorting to anti-Semitic rhetoric against Zelensky.
The Jewish Confederation also reacted to Putin's outrageous statement, calling the Ukrainian president "a leader who has shown an example of courage".