Speaking about Zelensky, Russian foreign minister says Hitler also had Jewish ancestry


(JTA) — The fact that Ukraine’s president is Jewish has hurt the credibility of Russia’s claims that it invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 to “de-Nazify” it.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tried to boost his country’s argument during an interview with an Italian television channel on Sunday, by saying he said he believed Adolf Hitler also had Jewish origins and that Jewish sages say the biggest antisemites are Jewish themselves.

Lavrov said this during an interview with Italy’s Channel 4, a commercial broadcaster, according to the simultaneous translation to Italian of remarks he made in Russi...

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