The Government of the United States affirmed this Monday that in Ukraine "there are only ukrainians, no nazis"in response to the speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who justified the invasion of the neighboring country to defeat Nazism.
"We’ve heard the same blusterthe same falsehoods, the same lies, as far as your rhetoric is concerned, that we have heard from the beginning"US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby told a news conference.
Putin defended this Monday the military campaign to defeat the "Nazism" in Ukraine and ensure the security of Russia before the "threat" of NATO, on the occasion of Victory Day over Nazi Germany.
"The defense of the homeland was always sacred. Now, in our days, you are fighting for our people in Donbas, for the security of our homeland, Russia"stressed the Russian president during the traditional military parade in Red Square.
kirby crossed out "ridiculous" that Putin has spoken of Nazism in Ukraine to justify the invasion, which began on February 24.
"Ukraine does not pose a threat neither for Russia, nor for anyone"settled the spokesman, who remarked that the Russian attack "it is unjustified".
The American spokesman regretted that the Russian leader had considered "timely" the invasion of Ukraine at this time, despite the fact that it actually had "many alternatives" rather than attack this territory.
Kirby noted that the US would have liked to hear Putin say on Monday how he plans to end the war, how he will withdraw his troops from Ukraine and how he will respect its sovereignty.