Not only this, many rich Russians are now taking refuge in Israel after the imposition of sanctions by Western countries. Russian President Putin apologized to the Israeli PM over the phone, which Bennett accepted. After this anti-Semitic remark by Lavrov, clouds of suspicion began to rise about the role of Israel’s mediator. Lavrov said in an interview to an Italian news channel that Russia has attacked Ukraine to rid it of Nazi ideology.
‘I believe Hitler has a Jewish origin’
Lavrov said that Nazi elements may still exist in Ukraine, although the Ukrainian president is a Jew. He said, ‘I believe that Hitler has a Jewish origin.’ After Lavrov’s controversial remarks, Putin spoke to Bennett on the phone and apologized. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who has strongly criticized the Russian attack on Ukraine, said that Lavrov’s remarks are unforgivable and outrageous, which is a terrible historical mistake.
Lapid said that the Jews themselves did not kill themselves during the Holocaust. He asked Russia to apologize and the Israeli ambassador was summoned and a protest was lodged. “Prime Minister Bennett has accepted Putin’s apology for Lavrov’s remarks,” Bennett’s office said in a statement. Meanwhile, Zelensky has said that Kyiv will not agree to any agreement that will allow the conflict with Russia to continue.
Russia withdrew from Minsk Agreement: Zelensky
“We will not settle for the frozen conflict,” Xinhua news agency quoted Zelensky as saying. I am against it. We will certainly not have any such document. Zelensky said that the Minsk Agreement, which had led to a reduction in conflict in the Donbass region several years earlier, proved ineffective. Zelensky said Russia withdrew from the Minsk accord when it invaded Ukraine on February 24.