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Lavrov interview for the film ‘Nazism under investigation’ Europe is part of neo-Nazi revival processes

Source: Ruptly

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday in Moscow in an interview for the documentary “Nazism under investigation” of the TV channel “Russia 24”, said that Europe is part of the processes of the revival of neo-Nazism.

“I am proceeding from the fact that Europe is part of neo-Nazi revival processes. It is difficult to draw other conclusions,” the Foreign minister said.

Lavrov added that “Europe ‘is playing’ together with the United States.”

“The EU has almost no autonomy left – the US has taken over Europe, and there are no independent voices left,” he said.

The foreign minister also compared the situation in Ukraine to the “Arab Spring” [a series of anti-government protests, uprisings and armed uprisings that swept the countries of the Middle East and North Africa in the early 2010s].

“Therefore, Europe is to a certain extent the ‘author’ of the situation. Hopefully, after the experience with the Arab Spring, the current Ukrainian ‘wave’ will be perceived in the European Union as information for reflection. So far, they [EU countries] do not think much of themselves,” the minister stressed. “Mrs Baerbock [German Foreign Minister] has stated that she understands the problems of German voters, but it is more important for her to meet the military assistance needs of Ukraine. There you go, that’s Europe’s philosophy… I wish it good luck.”

Earlier, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said during a speech at the Forum 2000 in the Czech Republic that it is more important for her to keep her promise to Ukraine than what German voters think about it.

“If I promised the people of Ukraine that we would be with them as long as they needed, I want to keep that promise. No matter what my German voters think, I want to keep my promise to the people of Ukraine,” the German Foreign Minister said.

On Monday, November 14, the head of the EU Foreign Policy Service, Josep Borrell, said that 15,000 Ukrainian servicemen will be trained not only in Poland, but also in other EU countries as part of a military training mission for Ukraine (EUMAM Ukraine).

“They will be taught not only in Poland. Several EU countries will provide not only instructors, but also training places on their territory,” Borrell said.

On Tuesday, November 15, the EU training mission for the Ukrainian army began work.

Also on Thursday, the European Parliament supported the decision to grant Ukraine 18 billion euros in 2023.

“In record speed, the European Parliament has just approved $18 billion for Ukraine. Nine months into Kremlin’s indiscriminate war, our support for Ukraine only grows stronger. We won’t budge,” the head of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, wrote on Twitter.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and ‘denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilization, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.