Ukraine-Russia conflict

Fabricated quote about defeating Russia to 'avenge Napoleon, Hitler' attributed to EU diplomat

Published on 07/02/2023 at 09:50

As Western countries pledged to step up deliveries of weapons to Ukraine, social media users in Thailand shared a fabricated quote that the European Union's most senior diplomat Josep Borrell called to "keep using Ukrainians as our bait" in order to defeat Russia and "avenge Napoleon and Hitler". While Borrell mentioned Napoleon and Hitler in a speech about the war in Ukraine, he was speaking in the context of Russia's past military victories and did not say they should be "avenged".