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Russia Calls West’s Stance on Nazism Hypocritical

  • "The essence of it [resolution] can only be questioned by the immoral," the diplomat wrote. Oct. 05, 2022. | Photo: Twitter: @pueblopatriota

Published 5 November 2022

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, described as political hypocrisy the vote of Western countries against the resolution on the fight against the glorification of Nazism.

Russia described as hypocritical the position of the European Union (EU) countries in rejecting the resolution promoted by Moscow - at the United Nations Organization (UN) - to condemn the glorification of Nazism and racism.


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On her Telegram channel, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed that last year the EU countries abstained from voting on this resolution, as they usually do.

The only exception took place in 2011, with a split in the EU "when one part of the states voted against (they were the majority), while the other abstained."

"The essence of it [resolution] can only be questioned by the immoral," the diplomat wrote.

On November 4, the third committee of the UN General Assembly adopted the draft resolution on "combating the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to reinforcing contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and similar forms of intolerance."

This resolution has been adopted by the UN General Assembly every year since 2005, and this 2022, 106 countries voted in favor, including, as always, Israel.

However, this year the document was opposed not only by the USA and Ukraine (as in recent years): among those who did not support the draft were Germany, the UK, France, Japan, Italy, Georgia, the Baltic States and Hungary.

Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, among other things, to denazify paramilitary groups and the Kiev government, as well as to protect the Russian-speaking population, victims of these groups.

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