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Germany denounces Lavrov's comments on Hitler and Zelenskiy as "absurd"

Germany denounces Lavrov's comments on Hitler and Zelenskiy as "absurd"

reuters.com · 05/02/2022 06:11
Germany denounces Lavrov's comments on Hitler and Zelenskiy as "absurd"

- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's comments to Italian television in which he suggested that Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins are "absurd" propaganda, a German government spokesperson said on Monday.

During an interview with Rete 4 channel on Sunday, Lavrov was asked how Russia could say it needed to "denazify" Ukraine, when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was Jewish.

"I think that Hitler also had Jewish origins, so it means nothing," Lavrov said via an interpreter, in comments that were met with sharp criticism from Israel.



(Reporting by Rachel More
Editing by Paul Carrel)

((rachel.more@thomsonreuters.com;))