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Johnson says Russia’s stated purpose of ‘denazifying’ Ukraine is ‘a grotesque lie’


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. – Justin Tallis/PA Wire/dpa

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The ‘premier’ has echoed the death of a Holocaust survivor in a bombing in Kharkov

MADRID, 22 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, said on Tuesday that the purpose of “denazifying” Ukraine, the reason given by Russia for launching a military offensive in its neighboring country, is a “grotesque lie”, after a survivor of the Holocaust has died in Kharkov as a result of a bombing.

“The affirmation of (the president of Russia, Vladimir) Putin that the invasion of Ukraine is a ‘denazification’ is a grotesque lie”, said the British ‘premier’ through his Twitter account, where he lamented that, instead, what is seen are “bombings against innocent people”.

Johnson has called the death of Holocaust survivor Boris Romanchenko a “appalling tragedy.” “Boris survived four concentration camps and dedicated his life to ensuring that the horrors of Nazism would not be repeated,” he added.

Romanchenko, 96, had passed through the Buchenwald, Peenemünde, Mittelbau-Dora and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. He died as a result of a bombing raid on the Ukrainian city of Kharkov allegedly by Russian forces.

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