Jewish Confederation on putin’s remarks about neo-Nazis in Ukraine: Up to 500,000 russians collaborated with Wehrmacht

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The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine commented on the statements of russian dictator Vladimir putin, who accused President Zelensky of allegedly covering for the “anti-human essence, which is the basis of the Ukrainian state”.

First of all.

Volodymyr Zelensky is a legitimate and democratically elected President by the majority of the Ukrainian citizens. It was the Ukrainian people who made this choice, and not the “Western curators”, as putin claims. Different to russia, Ukraine is a democratic state where presidents are not “appointed” for life.

The fact that an ethnic Jew is at the head of the state only gives the Jewish community of Ukraine an additional reason to be proud.


Ukrainian neo-Nazism is an absolute myth invented by the russian propaganda. The Ukrainian Jewish community has never in modern history developed and flourished as it did in independent Ukraine. The peak of this development was just at the beginning of 2022.


The citizens of Israel take a sincere pro-Ukrainian stance. Numerous opinion polls show consistently high support among Israelis for Ukraine at around 80%.

During russian shelling in Ukraine, Jews are also killed.

Many ethnic Jews from Ukraine and Israel are fighting in the ranks of the Ukrainian armed forces today.


During the Holocaust, it was the Nazis who initiated and carried out the “final solution to the Jewish question”.

As for the Ukrainian collaborators, there were collaborators in all European countries during World War II. At the same time, the majority of collaborators in the Soviet Union had russian ethnicity. According to some data, up to 500,000 russians collaborated with the Wehrmacht.

One last thing.

Ukraine ranks fourth in the world in the number of Righteous Among the Nations – non-Jews who saved Jews during the Holocaust. According to Yad Vashem, 2,691 Ukrainians have been awarded this honorary title. According to the Ukrainian researchers, the number of Righteous Ukrainians can exceed 10 thousand. They saved tens of thousands Jewish lives.

The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine categorically rejects all accusations made by Vladimir putin against the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian people. We consider this to be yet another attempt by the aggressor country to use neo-Nazi narratives to justify its invasion of Ukraine.

President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine

Boris Lozhkin

Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine

Yaakov Dov Bleich

Director of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine

Inna Ioffe

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