“The statement… sounds hypocritical, especially in the context of the racist statements by the head of EU diplomacy… as well as the EU’s open support for the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv,” the ministry said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry recalled that the Armed Forces of Ukraine and national battalions are shelling cities in the Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Russia and killing civilians.
“The members of the EU declare that there are no parallels, but they themselves turn a blind eye to the swastikas on the chevrons of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Nazi flags and the very symbols with which the Europeans barbarically invaded our lands more than 80 years”. pointed out the Foreign Ministry.
The agency also called on Europe to speak up to combat anti-Semitism, Russophobia and other manifestations of discriminatory policies.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov compared the US efforts to build a coalition against Russia to the actions of Adolf Hitler. According to him, Washington is now uniting Europe to finally resolve the “Russian question.”
Borrell said in response that “there are no parallels between the crimes of Nazi Germany and international aid to Ukraine.” At the same time, he later called for the arming of Ukraine, recalling that Russia was used to fighting to the end, as it did with Napoleon and Hitler.
Against the background of such statements by a European diplomat, the deputy head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev has already called the conflict with Ukraine and the West a “new patriotic war.”