Prince Charles Compares Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler
— Ukrainian Updates (@Ukroblogger) May 21, 2014
Even a broken clock is right twice a day…
Prince Charles reportedly compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.
The Telegraph reported:
Prince Charles has reportedly likened Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.
In an unguarded comment about the Russian President’s actions in the Ukraine, the Prince of Wales told a woman who had lost relatives in the Nazi Holocaust: “And now Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler,” the Daily Mail reported.
The Prince’s comment could potentially be seen as criticism of the West for failing to confront Mr Putin over his seizure of Crimea. The annexation was a first by a major power in Europe since 1945.
Commentators have likened Russia’s handing of the Ukraine crisis to Hitler’s takeovers of Poland and Czechoslovakia and have criticised Mr Putin’s use of special forces in disguise to stir up tension in disputed areas.
The Prince of Wales, who is due to meet Mr Putin at the D-Day commemorations in France on June 6, made his well-intentioned but unguarded comment during a visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Mail said.
Support for Putin has dwindled in Ukraine over the past year.