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Friday, January 19, 2018

“Historical betrayal”: Zakharova condemned Israel for a position at the Museum of Sobibor

Totally unacceptable called the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova Israel’s position at the Museum of Sobibor. In her opinion, support the decision not to include Russia in the project “borders the historical betrayal”. At this, Zakharov stressed that it was her personal opinion.

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The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the TV channel “Russia 1” expressed his opinion about the position of Israel in the Museum of Sobibor. Previously, the government supported the decision not to allow Russia to participate in the renewal project of the memorial in the former concentration camp in Poland.

“I can’t say I understand the position of some European countries… I can take into account the mood, the political battle that is taken place around the historical memory and so on, but I categorically refuse to understand the position of Israel,” – said the representative of the foreign Ministry.

The decision of the Israeli authorities is totally unacceptable and “borders on treason”, said Zakharov, adding that in this case expresses his personal opinion.

“For me as the position of this government on this issue is absolutely unacceptable, and I think that is bordered by the historic betrayal”, – said Maria Zakharova.

A day earlier the Ministry of foreign Affairs summoned the ambassadors of Poland, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Israel to clarify the position of those States that have decided not to allow Russia to upgrade the Museum in Poland. The decision was made by the international Committee, which includes representatives of the four States.

“Ambassadors summoned for explanations and serious conversation”, – said Zakharov.

The offer to participate in the project arrived in Russia in 2013. The reconstruction of the Museum is the initiative of Poland, Israel, the Netherlands and Slovakia, which recently withdrew the invitation. This decision of the Russian foreign Ministry called “immoral from the point of view of historical truth.”



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