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Kremlin Distances Itself From Adviser Calling Poroshenko a 'Nazi'

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has distanced the Kremlin from comments made by a top adviser, in which he called Ukraine's president "a Nazi."

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that "the statements of [Sergei] Glazyev do not reflect the official position [of the Kremlin]," Interfax reported.

In an interview with the BBC published Friday, the economic adviser called Ukraine's newly elected president Petro Poroshenko a Nazi and the illegitimate head of a "Frankenstein" country.

It is not the first time the president has had to distance himself from Glazyev, who said in an interview with RIA Novosti in March that Russia should trade in currencies other than the dollar in the event that the U.S. imposed sanctions on the country over its annexation of Crimea.

See also:

Putin Adviser Calls Poroshenko Nazi Leader of 'Frankenstein' Country

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