A Russian lawmaker warned on Friday that recent comments from Polish leaders are encouraging Moscow to “put it first in the denazification queue after Ukraine.”
Russian State Duma deputy Oleg Morozov, using language that Russia has sought to justify its bloody invasion of Ukraine, made the remark on his Telegram page, according to Russian state media.
“With its statements about Russia as a ‘cancerous tumor’ and about the ‘compensation’ we have to pay Ukraine, Poland encourages us to put it first in the denazification queue after the Ukraine,” Morozov reportedly wrote.
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On Tuesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote a column for the Telegraph criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin and the propaganda he is spreading about the war in Ukraine.
“Putin’s ‘Russkiy Mir’ ideology is the equivalent of 20th century Communism and Nazism. It is an ideology by which Russia justifies invented rights and privileges for its country,” Morawiecki said. “In the name of this ideology, Mariupol and dozens of Ukrainian towns were razed to the ground as it sent Russian soldiers to war, convinced them of their superiority and encouraged them to commit inhuman war crimes – murder, rape and the torture of innocent civilians.”
“We cannot have any illusions. It is not madness but a deliberate strategy that has already opened the doors to genocide. ‘Russkiy Mir’ is a cancer that is not only devouring the majority of Russian society, but also poses a deadly threat to all of Europe,” he added. “Therefore, it is not enough to support Ukraine in its military struggle against Russia. We must completely eliminate this monstrous new ideology.”
In recent comments published by the Russian website Pravda, Polish President Andrzej Duda said: “We are deeply convinced that the international community…will force Russia to pay compensation just to restore what has been destroyed in Ukraine.” .
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine lasted 79 days.