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West fueled neo-Nazi sentiment in Ukraine for years — Russian Foreign Ministry

Maria Zakharova said that this ideology is very easy to spread

MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. The Western countries are to blame for creating a favorable environment for the upsurge of neo-Nazi sentiment in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday.

"The Western patrons spared no effort to let the neo-Nazi ideology thrive there, in a remote country called Ukraine, whose Ukrainian population US President Joseph Biden tends to confuse with ‘Iranian’," Zakharova said.

"They found it very beneficial to encourage neo-Nazi extremists, because nationalism is an ideology that very easily takes root in the minds of the people whose cultural and moral level is very low," Zakharova said.

"This ideology is very easy to spread - all it needs is some money, some weapons, and some brainwashing that makes many think one race is better than another. Then such people turn out to be very convenient for staging maidan-type rallies for political purposes, for creating an illusion of righteous public anger, which in reality is pressure by rampaging mob. This is precisely the way Ukraine’s politics has existed for the past few decades," Zakharova said.