Michael Gorbachevite: Evgeny Odinokov / RIA Novosti
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has called “extremely strange” and “startling” statement of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, accusing the USSR in the outbreak of the Second world war. His words RIA Novosti reported on Friday, January 31.
“Politicians and historians who say this, insult the memory of those who gave their lives for the sake of victory over fascism”, — said Gorbachev.
He added that the best response to the Ukrainian leader on the eve of the Victory Day will be the recompense of those who “endured great hardship and suffering and saved mankind from this plague”. “We have something to say,” concluded Gorbachev.
27 Jan Zelensky said that in the war along with Nazi Germany to blame the Soviet Union. He added that Poland was first to feel the “conspiracy of totalitarian regimes.” “This led to the outbreak of the Second world war allowed the Nazis to launch deadly flywheel of the Holocaust”, — said the President of Ukraine at a briefing after a meeting with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda.
Performance Zelensky criticized the Russian policy. So, Senator Alexei Pushkov has accused him of crossing all conceivable borders of meanness. Duma Deputy Natalia Poklonskaya reminded the Ukrainian leader about his grandfather-the veteran, to which he should be ashamed. Her colleague Ruslan Balbec said that the President spat in the face of remaining veterans. The Kremlin announced that it will clarify the issue of the invitation Zelensky Moscow for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. The speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, in turn, came to the conclusion that Zelensky seek to denigrate the joint history for the sake of power.
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