Attempts to shift from a sick head to a healthy one: the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reacted to accusations that the "Kiev regime" was involved in the events in Makhachkala
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has responded to accusations that the "Kyiv regime" was involved in the anti-Semitic events in Makhachkala. Spokesman Oleh Nikolenko called it an attempt to shift responsibility from a sick head to a healthy one.
He wrote about this on his Facebook page. Nikolenko emphasized that the events in Makhachkala reflect the deep-rooted anti-Semitism of Russian elites and society.
He noted that the threats to kill Jews are the result of the work of Russian state propaganda, which has been cultivating a sense of hatred for other peoples among Russians for decades.
"Let us recall that not so long ago, President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov made offensive anti-Semitic statements. The Russian Foreign Ministry's accusations of Ukraine's involvement in the events in Dagestan are an attempt to shift responsibility from a sore head to a healthy one," Nikolenko added.
He also noted that the international community should respond decisively to manifestations of racial hatred in Russia and anywhere in the world.
As a reminder, hundreds of Dagestanis organized a "hunt" for Israelis who flew to Makhachkala from Tel Aviv. Radical supporters of the Palestinians gathered at the Caspian Sea airport to meet the flight from Israel in an "adult" manner.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi said that Russian anti-Semitism and hatred of other nations are systemic and deep-rooted. Hatred is what drives aggression and terror, so Ukraine is ready to cooperate with all international partners to overcome it.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, anti-Semitic protests in Dagestan and other regions of the North Caucasus emphasize the growing interethnic and interreligious tensions in Russia.