Sergei Lavrov has been leading Russian diplomacy since 2004, after having represented his country in the United Nations in the United Nations in the United Nations. This longevity, exceptional in contemporary diplomacy, testifies to the flawless confidence that Vladimir Putin granted to his Minister of Foreign Affairs. It also gives Lavrov a very rich experience of international relations at the highest level, to the point that it could be described as ” The Talleyrand of Russian diplomacy “.
The shock was only brighter to hear this seasoned diplomat invoke Hitler and the Nazis to better disqualify the opponents of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Fine connoisseurs of the Arcana Moscows attribute this verbal radicalization to the sanctions aimed, since March 2022, The daughter-in-law of Lavrov, installed in a posh district of London , where she was leading a big train until then. The reasons for such rhetorical escalation, however, import less than the severity of anti -Semitic shots thus recycled by the head of Russian diplomacy.
Lavrov has continued to hammer on the international scene only “the special military operation” – the official name by Russia of its invasion of Ukraine – aimed to “denazify” this country and to save it The Russian -speaking population of a “genocide”. He only took the provocative formulas of President Vladimir Putin himself when he triggered the Russian offensive. 2> “Hitler also had Jewish blood”
But he still goes beyond when, questioned in May 2022 by an Italian television on the Jewish origins of the Ukrainian president, He retorts:” And then, if Zelensky is Jewish? This does not change the presence of Nazi elements in Ukraine. It seems to me that Hitler also had Jewish blood. “And to add,” some of the worst anti -Semites are Jewish “. The chief of Russian diplomacy thus takes up a fable conspiracy in vogue in the negationist circles, fable which, as usual, continues to spread despite the categorical denials of historical research.
Such an algarade causes an uproar in Israel, where the director of the Shoah Memorial, Dani Dayan, describes it as “delusional and dangerous”. The head of Israeli diplomacy, Yaïr Lapid, denounces “scandalous, unforgivable words, and a horrible historical error”, adding that the Russian ambassador to Israel was summoned for “clarifications”.
Sergei Lavrov, far from being amazed, persists and sign in a press release from his ministry: ” We have paid attention to the anti-historical declarations of Minister Lapid, who explain largely the decision of his government to support the neonazi regime of kyiv. History unfortunately experiences examples of collaboration between Nazis and Jews. “Saying that” Ukraine, by the way, is not the only one in This case “, Russian foreign affairs this time accuse the Latvian president, Egils Levits, of having Nazi sympathies, despite his Jewish origins.
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