The Kremlin on Friday (6) refused to say whether the president RussiaVladimir Putin has apologized to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett after the Russian Foreign Minister said Adolf Hitler was of Jewish origin.
Israel Russian Chancellor Sergei Lavrov criticized his comments, calling his allegations an “unforgivable” lie that underestimated the horrors of the Holocaust.
On Thursday, Bennett said Putin had apologized for the comment, and that he, Bennett, had accepted the apology.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a press conference on March 24 – Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/Paul via Reuters
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq RussiaSergei Lavrov stated in an interview with an Italian TV channel that German dictator Adolf Hitler was of Jewish descent. The announcement caused outrage in the government IsraelWho summoned the Russian ambassador to the country to request clarification.
In the interview, Lavrov was asked how Russia Arguably it needs to “discredit” Ukraine – one of Moscow’s arguments for invading the neighboring country – if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is a Jew.
The Russian chancellor replied to the interview: “I think that Hitler also had Jewish origins, so this means nothing.”
The head of the Holocaust memorial denies Lavrov’s speech that Hitler had Jewish roots
Members of the Israeli government expressed their rejection of the letter and asked for clarification. Three days later, the two sides actually spoke, according to the prime minister IsraelPutin was apologizing for what had happened.
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