The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the words of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who has compared Russia with the crocodile. An appropriate entry, the diplomat posted on his page in Facebook on Wednesday, April 19.
“Apparently not fast to fame,” wrote Zakharov.
Earlier Wednesday, Poroshenko called Russia a crocodile, who “never eats”. The Ukrainian President referred to the statement of the former Prime Minister of great Britain Winston Churchill. “Churchill said in January 1942: “one hopes that if it is enough to feed the crocodile, the crocodile will eat him later”. There is one place where these words are particularly relevant: it is Ukraine, and the crocodile, of which many would like to feed, so he doesn’t eat them today is Russia”, — he said.
Relations between Kiev and Moscow worsened after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in March 2014 and the beginning of military operation of the Ukrainian army in the Donbass in April of the same year. Ukraine regularly accuses Russia of involvement in the conflict in the South-East of its territory. Moscow denies these accusations.