Sergey Lavrov: Bandera and Shukhevych Were Convicted by the Nuremberg Tribunal and Were Hitler’s Collaborators

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


At a press conference in Rome on November 23rd the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov publicly classified the Ukrainians Stepan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych as Adolf Hitler’s collaborators. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

It should be noted that the press conference at which the statement was made was a joint one – the Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi also spoke during it.

Lavrov once again called the events of 2014 in Ukraine a coup. At the same time, he noted that despite the fact that “the US didn’t say anything just like how the the European Union didn’t say anything”, Russia didn’t remain silent.

“We didn’t remain silent because, as you know, this new government immediately adopted a law aimed at banning the Russian language. The radicals, who led the main offensive on lawful bodies and institutions of power, publicly and officially declared that Russians must be expelled from Crimea because they will never think like Ukrainians and honor Ukrainian heroes. They thus named Bandera and Shukhevych, who were Hitler’s collaborators and were, like those similar to them, condemned by the Nuremberg tribunal,” stated the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.

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