“We are outraged by the inhumane statements of the permanent representative of Russia and his attempts to relativize what cannot be relativized” – it said on Saturday Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The press agency APA cites his announcement.
A spokeswoman for the ministry emphasized that Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in favor of freedom of speech, but has the right to “take a firm stance against such inflammatory statements”. She announced that Ulianov was summoned to appear at the headquarters of the ministry on Sunday.
Putin is not all Russians?
Earlier on Saturday counselor the president Of Ukraine by Volodymyr Zelensky Mykhailo Podolak wrote on Twitter that “the Russian ambassador to Austria, Ulianov, talks about the need for + a final solution to the Ukrainian issue +”. At the same time, he expressed his regret with voices appearing in Europe that “not all Russians are Putin“or suggestions that it should run Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. It’s time to understand that Russia is a fascist power structure with millions of people, wrote Podolak.
Call for deportation
Also the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine, Ruslan Stefanchuk, called for Twitter Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen to “immediately deport” a Russian diplomat.
In his tweet, Ulianov, commenting on the Ukrainian president’s thanks to the United States for the new military aid package, wrote: “No mercy for the Ukrainian people!” He later deleted the entry and argued that it had been misunderstood. “I mean USA and the weapons they provide, and the president of Ukraine, who literally yesterday announced that he was rejecting any peace talks. There is no pity on their part for the Ukrainian people. I meant it, ”he wrote.