The Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine, Ruslan Stefanchuk, commented on the anti-Semitic statements of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of russia, Serhiy Lavrov.
He wrote about this on Facebook.
"With his anti-Semitic statements, Lavrov confirmed that the missiles launched by russia at the Babyn Yar during the first days of the war in Ukraine are not a coincidence. Israel should reconsider its attitude towards Putin and russia to prevent the things they "can repeat", - noted Stefanchuk.
On 1 May 2022, Lavrov gave an interview to the Italian television company Mediasat, in which he tried to justify russia's military aggression against Ukraine. To prove the need for "denazification", he said that "the fiercest anti-Semites are usually Jews."
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel, Yair Lapid, responded to Lavrov's words. He wrote on Twitter that "what the Minister for Foreign Affairs of rf said is an outrageous and irreparable statement and a terrible historical mistake. Jews did not kill themselves during the Holocaust. Accusing Jews of anti-Semitism is the worst form of racism against Jews."
In his evening video address on 2 May 2022, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russia "does completely inadequate things every day." He asked, "Will the Israeli ambassador stay in Moscow, knowing their new position?"