The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday accused states opposed to Moscow of distorting history, glorifying Nazism and spreading neo-Nazism, racism and xenophobia. The most threatening situation, according to the assessment of Russian diplomacy, arose in addition to Ukraine in the Baltic states, Poland and the Czech Republic, the TASS agency wrote.
“Prague acts as Kyiv’s advocate since the beginning of Russia’s special military operation to de-Nazify and demilitarize Ukraine and supplies it with various types of weapons. This line was continued after the start of the Czech presidency in the European Union,” writes Russian diplomacy at the beginning of the document, which accuses the Czech authorities of “supporting neo-Nazi forces outside the borders of the Czech Republic.”
The report also criticizes the “cynical fight against the legacy of Soviet monuments” using the example of the removal of the statue of Marshal Koněv from the Prague square.
The Russian diplomatic report also claims that “in a number of countries, the campaign to distort history and falsify the role of the Soviet Union in the victory over Nazism has intensified” and that “the aggressors who started the war and the authors of the ideology of racial purity are cynically mistaken for the state that faced them”. According to Moscow, from comparing the Nazi and Soviet regimes to attempts to place all responsibility for the war on the Soviet Union.
Moscow has long been very sensitive to suggestions that the Soviet Union joined the German attack on Poland on September 17, 1939, in accordance with the agreement it concluded with Nazi Germany in August 1939, and subsequently occupied the Baltics. In the past, even Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the agreement, named after the then foreign ministers of both countries, as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
But now, under the pretext of “denazification” of the Kiev regime, the Russian president has ordered the invasion of Russian troops into the neighboring country, unleashing the largest land conflict in Europe since the end of World War II, with tens of thousands dead and millions of refugees. Kyiv and the West condemn the Russian attack as unprovoked aggression, the West is helping Ukraine with military and other aid and has imposed sanctions on Russia.