Minister Reznikov: Kremlin is collective Hitler of 21st century

Minister Reznikov: Kremlin is collective Hitler of 21st century

Ukraine’s Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov spoke at an extraordinary meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Defence Ministers, noting that the Kremlin switched to terror tactics with mass killings of civilians, destruction, and brutality after the failure of the blitzkrieg tactics. According to the minister, the Kremlin is the collective Hitler of 21st century.

Addressing NATO Defence Ministers, Reznikov informed that the Russian occupiers had already killed 103 Ukrainian children, maimed more than 100, and killed about 3,000 civilians over three weeks of the active phase of the war, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine posted on Facebook.

He informed that Russian invaders were committing a real act of genocide in Mariupol as about 20,000 civilians had been killed so far.

“The occupiers are committing a real act of genocide in Mariupol. It is being wiped off the face of the earth by aircraft, missiles, and artillery. Local authorities estimate the loss of civilians at about 20,000. And this number is growing every minute,” Reznikov said.

As he noted, war against Ukraine is war against the world. Wanting to destroy Ukraine, Russia has started the war against humanism, international law, peace, and freedom – values that make us human, not machines or beasts. In the fields and cities of Ukraine, people, our people are fighting against animals in machines.

The Ukrainian army is controlled and combat-ready, the minister underscored. Tens of thousands of patriots have taken up arms to defend Ukraine. All our military units act as a single body and according to the plan of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters in Kyiv.

Reznikov also informed that Russia had already lost more soldiers than in the two Chechen wars. “More than 13,000 soldiers, more than 400 tanks and 1,200 armored vehicles. We shot down 80 planes and almost 100 helicopters. We eliminated a few Russian generals,” he said

However, he noted, the consequences of the criminal actions of the Russian occupiers may be catastrophic as they have already captured two Ukrainian nuclear power plants – Chornobyl and Zaporizhzhia. The Kremlin is already attacking a nuclear facility, endangering millions of people.

“Already three million refugees from our country are being rescued in neighboring countries. There may be several times more. The migration crisis over the Syrian war, which was also largely inspired by Russia, will be outmatched if NATO sits on its hands,” the defence minister of Ukraine underscored.

In his opinion, Russian strikes on a neutral country or NATO country in Europe is only a matter of time.

“The Kremlin is the collective Hitler of the 21st century. This is not a metaphor or an exaggeration. Time of words, declarations, declarations of intentions has passed. It's time to act. Now is a time for strong decisions that will shape the new world order. Based on law, humanism, truth, and justice. The one where terrorists and tyrants will not be able to dictate will,” Reznikov stressed.

On February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops destroy key infrastructure, massively shell residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, and ballistic missiles.

Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced. Ukraine repels Russian invaders.


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