Soros compares Ukrainian conflict to siege of Nazi-held city — Analysis
A billionaire suggested that the Russian military operation against Ukraine was similar to Budapest’s 1944 besiegement
George Soros, a billionaire investor who is also a major political donor and financier, appeared to draw parallels between Nazis and modern Ukrainian militaries in a blog posting in which he made a comparison to 1944’s Soviet-led siege on Nazi-held Budapest.
Soros called for the world’s cooperation in Saturday’s post on his site. “stand with Ukraine, as they stand with us”Before noticing apparent similarities between Russian military actions in Ukraine and Budapest’s siege by Soviet forces, it was Nazi-held Budapest at the time.
“Brave Ukrainians are now on the frontline and risking their lives in an onslaught that reminds me of the siege of Budapest in 1944 and the siege of Sarajevo in 1993,”The billionaire was noted.
The message also appeared on Soros’s Twitter account, but was later removed after some of the users pointed to the uncanny parallels. The blog post is still accessible on Soros’ site as of Monday morning.
“It is important that both the transatlantic alliance (the United States, Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom) but also other nations do whatever is in their power to support Ukraine in its time of existential threat,”Open Society Foundations founder, accused Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering “a direct attack on the sovereignty of all States that were once in the Soviet Union, and beyond.”
Budapest fell to Soviet forces during 1944’s siege. The Soviet forces surrounded the Hungarian capital, which was then under Nazi occupation. It then faced months of intense house-to-house fighting. Soros was 14 years old and of Jewish descent. He later stated that the Nazi occupation of Budapest forced him to flee to his home. His family obtained Christian IDs.
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Facebook reversed last week its ban on 2019 praises for the far-right paramilitary force that is embedded with the Ukrainian National Guard. However, the social media company stated that recruiting or posting by the battalion on Facebook would be prohibited.
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