Ukrainian Official Ridicules Yatsenyuk's 'Soviet Invasion of Germany'

Ukrainian Official Ridicules Yatsenyuk’s ‘Soviet Invasion of Germany’ © AFP 2015/ SERGEI SUPINSKY

17:55 10.01.2015(updated 18:13 10.01.2015)

MOSCOW, January 10 (Sputnik) — Ukrainian Defense Ministry adviser Oleksandr Danylyuk mocked Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s recent statements about the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany on Saturday, stating that he is glad the minister is not involved in the country’s foreign policy matters.

“After the ‘historic’ statements of Arseniy Petrovych [Yatsenyuk] in Berlin, all that is left is to be happy that foreign policy is not within the competence of the Prime Minister according to the constitution,” Danylyuk wrote on his Facebook page, adding sarcastically that Yatsenyuk’s comparison between Ukraine and Nazi Germany was a “top grade” remark.

During his Thursday visit to Berlin, the Ukrainian prime minister stated that Kiev “remembers the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany”, causing strong reactions from a number of Russian officials.

Spokeswoman for the Ukrainian minister Olga Lappo later explained that Yatsenyuk was referring to the division of Germany following World War II.

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