Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on Monday that nowhere in the world is Nazism promoted at the state level as in Ukraine.
According to Sputnik, during a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Russian President stressed that although extremists are everywhere, it is only observed that at the state level the Nazis are glorified in Ukraine, which considered regrettable.
“Nowhere at the state level are Nazis glorified. Nowhere. And in no civilized country are the authorities encouraged to hold torchlight marches of thousands of people with neo-Nazi symbols. It is not done anywhere. Unfortunately, this is happening in Ukraine," Putin said.
For the Russian president, in the Ukrainian territory there is something like a "riot of neo-Nazism, in the face of which some of our partners in the so-called 'collective West' close their eyes, that is, [which] they actually encourage," says a note from NewsRT.
Operation to denazify
It should be remembered that on February 24, President Putin announced the launch of a special military operation in Ukraine alleging that the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, previously recognized by Moscow as sovereign states, need help in the face of genocide by Kyiv.
One of the fundamental objectives of that operation, according to Putin, is the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.
This Monday the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) hold a summit, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty (on May 15, 1992) and the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Organization (October 7, 2002).
At the summit are present: the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin; the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinian; the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko; the president of Kazakhstan, Kasim-Yomart Tokáev; the president of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Zhaparov; the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, and the Secretary General of the CSTO, Stanislav Zas.
The event, which is being held in Moscow, aims to assess the key issues regarding cooperation within the organization, current regional and international problems, as well as measures to improve the collective security system.