Thursday, May 22, 2014

Russia is taking Prince Charles’s Putin and Hitler comment ‘very seriously’

London Independent
May 22, 2014

Russia is taking comments reportedly made by the Prince of Wales where he compared the Russian president Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler “very seriously”, a source has warned.

Russia’s deputy ambassador is expected to meet a senior Foreign Office official later today to clarify if the comments on the Ukraine crisis allegedly made during a private conversation with a member of the public during a royal tour of Canada amounted to an “official position”.

Prince Charles faced widespread criticismand even calls to abdicate yesterday over the remark “and now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler” which he made when speaking with museum volunteer Marienne Ferguson.

The alleged comments follow Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a move that was widely condemned by the West, who declared a referendum on absorbing the Black Sea peninsula illegitimate and illegal.

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