“The statements of the President of Ukraine Zelensky who actually equalized the role of the Soviet Union with the Third Reich in their role, I quote:“ in unleashing the Second World War, which allowed the Nazis to launch the deadly flywheel of the Holocaust, ”Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said weekly briefing.
According to her, such statements "cross all borders" and are "an outright betrayal of the history of their own people."
She also criticized the statements of the first president of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk, who stated that the meeting between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin allegedly passed before the start of World War II.
“Each statement that will be made, regardless of frequency and quantity, falsifying the history of World War II and the Great Patriotic War, will be commented on by us with facts, quotes,” Zakharova added.
Earlier, spokesman for the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow strongly disagrees with Zelensky’s statements about the USSR’s “guilt” at the beginning of World War II.
On January 28, the Ukrainian leader, during a visit to Poland, blamed the Soviet Union for unleashing World War II.