It sounds like Putin has bought the deluded thinking of Kirill and Right-wing American Christians.
After previously claiming that Ukraine was led by “neo-Nazis”—despite the Eastern European nation having a Jewish president—Russia is now arguing that the United States and Europe are at risk of being taken over by “Liberal-Nazi dictatorships.”
© Mikhail Svetlov/Getty ImagesRussian Foreign Intelligence Service director Sergey Naryshkin claims that the U.S. and Europe may soon be led by “liberal-Nazi” dictators. Above, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Naryshkin attend a National Historical Assembly meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on June, 22, 2016.
Russian President Vladimir Putin bizarrely claimed that Ukraine needed to be “de-Nazified” and that it was led by “neo-Nazis” ahead of his internationally condemned invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24. In reality, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is Jewish and won his 2019 election with nearly three-quarters of the vote. At the time Zelensky took office, Ukraine’s prime minister was also Jewish.
Now, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service director Sergey Naryshkin has claimed in a new article published on the website of Russia’s National Defense magazine that Western nations are at risk of falling under “Nazi” control.
“We will see the rise in the West of genuine civic consciousness that’s not directed toward the mythical Russian threat, but toward its own leaders that are forcing ordinary Europeans and Americans to pay for their reckless geopolitical moves and miscalculations from their own pockets,” Naryshkin contended in the article, Russia’s state-run Tass news agency first reported.
“Such an awakening can only be welcomed, although it’s possible that it will end not by the coming to power in the U.S. and European states of nationally oriented, sensible and realist politicians, but by the establishment of complete and undisguised liberal-Nazi dictatorships in the Western area,” the Russian intelligence official added.
Naryshkin also touted Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as “a real moment of truth for the Russian world.” He said the so-called “Russian world” is “determined to defend the right to its own identity in the face of aggressive globalism, embodied in U.S. hegemony, NATO‘s expansion, the policy of liberal interventionism and LGBT propaganda.” The prominent Russian official criticized what he described as a “Russophobic frenzy” in the West.
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Despite what Russian officials say, the country’s invasion of Ukraine has been roundly condemned and rejected by the international community. In a historic March 2 vote, the vast majority of nations (141) in the United Nations General Assembly voted to condemn Putin’s aggression. Only four nations—Belarus, Eritrea, Syria and North Korea—voted in support of Russia. Even China, seen as a key Moscow ally, abstained from voting.
In the weeks since, Russia has been accused of many atrocities and war crimes in Ukraine. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense as well as a number of international journalists have reported that civilians in Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, were “executed arbitrarily” while the area was occupied by Russian troops for several weeks. Some were reportedly killed with their hands tied behind their backs with their bodies left scattered in the streets. Bucha’s Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk told the Agence France Press news agency that civilians had been shot in the back of the head by Russian forces, alleging that the town buried some 300 people in mass graves.
Russia has denied the allegations. It has claimed the reports are fake.
“The massacre in our city of Bucha is unfortunately only one of many examples of what the occupiers have been doing on our land for the past 41 days,” Zelensky said during a fiery speech to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday. He accused Russia of committing “genocide” against Ukrainians.
“Bodies left in streets as Russian troops withdrew. Some shot in the back of the head with their hands tied behind their backs. Civilians executed in cold blood. Bodies dumped into mass graves,” Biden said during a Wednesday speech.
“A sense of brutality and inhumanity left for all of the world to see, unapologetically. There is nothing less happening than major war crimes. Responsible nations have to come together to hold these perpetrators accountable,” the president added.