Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Unbelievable, heroes, who defended the Messolonghi in 1825-1826 are compared to Nazis from Azov battalion

Greece’s recent comments are attempts to find excuses for its anti-Russian stance, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday, referring to the Greek prime minister’s remarks during his May 16-17 visit to Washington.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered "a weird selection of historical analogies," the diplomat said. "The Greeks’ fight for independence dating back to 200 years ago was put on a par with crimes committed by the Kiev regime, which had been waging a war against its own citizens in Donbass for eight years," Zakharova told a news briefing. "Unbelievable, heroes, who defended the Messolonghi fortress in 1825-1826 are compared to Nazis from Azov battalion," she pointed out.

This is "yet another attempt by Athens to justify its deeply erroneous decision to fit into the West’s anti-Russia front, including by supplying Kiev with weapons, which are used for daily strikes against peaceful civilians in Donbass," Zakharova explained.

Confronting numerous accusations, Russia is unable to offer an alternative vision, as all Russian media have been "excluded from Greece’s information space," the diplomat noted. Greece’s comments are a display of loyalty to the US and NATO-imposed rules, she added.


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