Lavrov breaks cover after Putin apologised for his ‘Hitler had Jewish blood’ comment

Hitler ‘had Jewish origins’ says Sergei Lavrov

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Mr Lavrov on Friday attended a flower-laying ceremony in commemoration of former Soviet Union Foreign Ministry officials who died during World War Two. It comes after the Russian Foreign Minister sparked fury from Israel for claiming Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday said that Putin had apologised for his Mr Lavrov’s remarks claiming Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins.

Israel lambasted the Russian Foreign Minister this week for saying Hitler had Jewish roots, describing the remarks as an “unforgivable” falsehood that debased the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust.

Mr Lavrov made the comment last Sunday when asked why Russia said it needed to “denazify” Ukraine if Volodymyr Zelenskiy was himself Jewish.

Russia’s Foreign Minister told Italy’s Rete 4 channel: “When they say ‘What sort of nazification is this if we are Jews’, well I think that Hitler also had Jewish origins, so it means nothing.”

After his call with Putin, Mr Bennett said he had accepted the apology and thanked the Russian leader for “clarifying his regard for the Jewish people and the memory of the Holocaust”.

Israel has sought to keep good ties with Kyiv and Moscow, and has acted as an intermediary.

Mr Lavrov was seen for the first time today since his controversial remarks on Hitler.

However, he has cancelled a planned trip to Tunisia next week.

The Kremlin on Friday declined to say whether Putin had apologised to Israel’s Prime Minister over Mr Lavrov’s comments.


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