Zelensky using Hitler’s playbook – former Russian president — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

Dmitry Medvedev lambasted the Ukrainian leader for his call to retaliate against all Russians around the world

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky wants the West to emulate German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday.

Medvedev, who now serves as deputy chairman of Russia’s National Security Council, lambasted Zelensky for his call for collective punishment of Russians.

The NATO-backed leader called for all Russians – regardless of their tendencies or circumstances – to be expelled from Western countries.

“Adolf Hitler tried to implement such ideas on a whole people”, remarked the Russian official. “Any other questions about the nature of the Ukrainian authorities?

Nazi Germany’s extermination of groups of undesirable people, including Jews, Roma, LGBT, people with disabilities and Communists, was one of the most extreme examples of collective punishment in history.

The rebuke, posted to Medvedev’s social media, came in response to an interview with Zelensky published Monday by The Washington Post. Speaking to the American newspaper, he called on Western nations to evict all Russians living on their soil and ban new entries. The proposed expulsions should apply even to opponents of the Russian government, Zelensky said.

“The whole population can’t be held responsible, can it? It can. The people chose this government and they don’t fight it, don’t argue with it, don’t shout at it. would have declared the Ukrainian president.

Zelensky appeared to suggest that Russians abroad who were forced to return to their home countries against their will would then pressure the Russian government and make it reconsider its policy towards Ukraine.

Russia sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, citing kyiv’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, intended to give the Donetsk and Luhansk regions special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that kyiv’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to save time and “to create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbas republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked.

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