Russia, “Israel” continue dialogue despite Lavrov's statement: Kremlin
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov says that Putin is in touch with Bennet and agreed to continue contacts.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov commented on Lavrov's statements about "Hitler having Jewish blood" by saying, “Russia and Israel continue their dialogue based on trust.”
This comes after Israeli media quoted, on Thursday, the Israeli occupation government's presidency as saying that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett "accepted" Russian President Vladimir Putin's apology about the statements over Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's Hitler remarks.
The Kremlin denied President Putin's apology to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett over Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's comments.
"We continue our frank and friendly dialogue with our Israeli friends. The president is in touch with Bennet, they agreed to continue contacts," Peskov said Friday.
On Italy's Rete 4 channel, Lavrov was asked, on Monday, how Russia could "denazify" Ukraine when the President of the country itself is Jewish.
"When they say 'What sort of nazification is this if we are Jews', well I think that Hitler also had Jewish origins, so it means nothing," Lavrov said, speaking through an Italian interpreter.
"For a long time now we've been hearing the wise Jewish people say that the biggest anti-Semites are the Jews themselves," he added.
At the time, the Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov to meet with the deputy director-general for Eurasian affairs for clarification.
It is worth mentioning that the Ukrainian Parliament has lately compared what is happening in Ukraine to what happened in Nazi Germany in the 1940s.