Russian embassy denounces US for condoning neo-Nazi crimes in Ukraine
The Russian embassy bashes US officials for turning a blind eye to the dangers of Nazi ideology and its encouragement for neo-Nazi nationalists in Ukraine to commit crimes.
The Russian embassy in Washington said that the United States is oblivious to the dangers of Nazi ideology and has encouraged neo-Nazi nationalists in Ukraine to commit crimes.
The embassy said in a post on Telegram, "We have taken note of the condemnation by the US State Department of violence and hate `everywhere’ with regard to the assassination attempt on Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. However, it’s obvious that American diplomats intentionally turn a blind eye to the extreme beliefs of the alleged criminal, his `black sun’ neo-Nazi tattoos typical of the Azov battalion (outlawed in Russia)."
Recalling when an Azov insignia-bearing teen carried out a mass shooting in the US, Russian diplomats said, the US officials "forget that the shooter, accused of killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket in May 2022, had the same tattoos."
The embassy stressed that "very concise declarations regarding the blatant manifestation of radicalism in Buenos Aires show that Washington is not willing to draw inconvenient conclusions."
"A question arises: how many more people around the world must be affected by the actions of Nazi ideology supporters before the US realizes its dangers and stops condoning the nationalists’ crimes. That is exactly what the US is doing in Ukraine where the Kiev regime fighters continue to intentionally exterminate the civilian population," Russian diplomats added.
The remarks came two days after Argentinian Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner survived an assassination attempt Thursday night after a man, who has been found to be sporting a neo-Nazi emblem, pointed a gun at her head but it failed to go off.
This is happening as neo-Nazim has been gaining more ground, as it saw an increase in popularity, as was evident in Europe; the war in Ukraine was a peaking point for the far-right.
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