Putin “behaves like Nazis” and says “nonsense to prevent genocide because he commits it”, says EU
- The EU has said Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to destroy Ukraine
- A spokesman said his actions were comparable to those of the Nazis during World War II
- Peter Stano of the EU said: “He always says something to prevent genocide … he commits it”
The EU said the Russian president Vladimir Putin he wanted to destroy Ukraine and that his actions were comparable to those of the Nazis during World War II.
“He talks about the denazification of Ukraine, but behaves like Nazis. So it’s all in his head, “EU spokesman Peter Stano told reporters in Brussels on Friday.
The spokesman was asked about Putin’s alleged military goals, which include his repeated allegations. RussiaRussia’s invasion was supposed to prevent “genocide” against Russian-speakers in Ukraine.
“He always says something about preventing genocide, which is complete nonsense because he is committing it or is about to commit it,” Stano said.
The EU has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin (pictured yesterday at a meeting with members of the Russian business community in the Moscow Kremlin) wanted to destroy Ukraine and that his actions are comparable to those of the Nazis during World War II.
Explosions were spotted in Kiev in the early hours of Friday morning as fighting continued across the country
Ukrainian soldiers are depicted building across a highway in Kiev as they prepare to defend the city from Russian invaders, with gunfire and explosions heard in the center of the capital.
“In principle, he wants to destroy Ukraine.
“He wants to take independence from Ukraine.
“He wants to inflict damage and suffering on the Ukrainian people.
This is absolutely inhuman.
Military vehicles seen on a street in Kiev as the city prepares to defend itself against advancing Russian forces
Ukrainian defenders blow up several bridges leading to the capital in an attempt to delay Russia’s offensive
The remains of an unidentified plane can be seen on the outskirts of Kiev after it was shot down and crashed into a house
In the weeks leading up to the Russian invasion, Putin reiterated his baseless claims that Ukraine wanted to exterminate Russian-speakers in the east.
Putin questioned Ukraine’s right to exist on Monday and accused its government of being a “neo-Nazi” regime backed by the West.
He said the West was “turning a blind eye … to the genocide of four million people” – a reference to the predominantly Russian-speaking population in eastern Ukraine.
The conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed the lives of more than 14,000 people since its outbreak in 2014, with casualties on both sides.