The statement of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, to put USSR on a par with Nazi Germany, would have a negative impact on Russian-Ukrainian relations. This was announced by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on air of the program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” on TV channel “Russia 1”.
“Negatively. I think that for him — Vladimira Aleksandrovicha — nothing good is not, bearing in mind that Ukraine itself suffered greatly during the Second world war”, — said the Russian President.
In early January, Vladimir Zelensky during a visit to Poland, said that Ukraine supports Warsaw’s position is that the responsibility for the outbreak of world war II on the Soviet Union.
As noted by the Ukrainian leader, Poland became the first country that “felt a conspiracy of totalitarian regimes.” Zelensky said that this is what led to the outbreak of the Second world war and “allowed the Nazis to launch deadly flywheel of the Holocaust.” The President also urged the democratic state to unite and “not to remain silent, as it was in 1939”.
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Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the statement Zelensky, said that the words of the Ukrainian President should be offensive to the Russians, the millions of inhabitants of the CIS countries and Ukraine.
Putin in a telephone conversation with Zelensky pointed to the inadmissibility of distorting historical truth about the events of the Second world war.