Russia accuses the West of emulating Hitler in World War II
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov launched a scathing attack on America
"As of today, the United States has subordinated practically the entire collective West, mobilizing it to turn Ukraine into an instrument of war against Russia," Lavrov told the plenum of the Lower House before the ratification of the treaties on the annexation of four Ukrainian regions.
"Just as Hitler once put most countries of Europe in arms to attack the Soviet Union."
Lavrov accused the US of hypocrisy for accusing Russia of launching "unprovoked aggression against Ukraine," a country that was "on the path of democracy."
He recalled that Washington used fabricated arguments to invade Haiti and the Dominican Republic, occupy Panama, and launch wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Libya.
"UN General Assembly resolutions condemning those and other aggressive US actions, the Americans simply ignored them. It went in one ear and out the other," he said.
"Unlike the US and NATO, which bombed Yugoslavia, destroyed Iraq and brought chaos to Libya," according to Lavrov,
Lavrov also confirmed that Moscow would refuse to acquiesce in their military campaign.
"We defend our borders, our homeland, our entire people from a real genocide organized by the descendants and followers of Nazi henchmen who now serve their masters across the ocean," he said, alluding to Kiev.
After the Duma or Chamber of Deputies did so today, Monday, on Tuesday it will be the Russian Senate who will ratify the annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporiyia.