Fake Lavrova: Hitler gathered a large coalition of European states for the war against the USSR

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference following a meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Babayev said :

“We have few illusions that the current Russophobic charge of the European Union will somehow dissipate or change in the foreseeable, and to be honest, in the long term. But this is the path that the Europeans have chosen, the path that, unfortunately, reminds of ... You know, when the Second World War began, because Hitler gathered under his banners almost ... a significant part, almost most of the European countries for the war against the Soviet Union. Right now, including the European Union, together with NATO, they are gathering the same modern coalition to fight, and by and large, war with the Russian Federation.”

In World War II, among the European countries, the allies of Nazi Germany were Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Finland. At the same time, Bulgaria maintained diplomatic relations with the USSR until 1944 and did not directly participate in the war against it (it declared war on Great Britain and the USA, Bulgarian troops invaded Greece and Yugoslavia).

The pact concluded in 1936 between Germany and Japan, which was later joined by other allies of the Hitler regime, except Finland, was called the Anti-Comintern; formally, it was directed against the spread of communist ideology in the world. But in August 1939, Germany and the USSR signed a non-aggression pact, known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, and in September of the same year, after the start of the war, a friendship and border treaty . In fact, these were agreements on the division of Eastern Europe between Germany and the USSR. Having entered Poland, the German troops, rapidly advancing east, stopped, waiting for the part of the country due to them according to secret protocols to be occupied by the USSR. When the USSR had already annexed Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Germany, Italy and Japan concluded the Tripartite Pact (aka the Berlin Pact), which contained the following wording:

"Japan, Germany and Italy agree to mutual cooperation based on the indicated course, if one of the three contracting parties is attacked by any power that is not currently participating in the European war and in the Japan-China conflict, then the three countries undertake to provide mutual assistance with all political, economic and military means at their disposal. <...> Japan, Germany and Italy confirm that the above articles in no way affect the political course that currently exists between each of the three parties to the pact and the Soviet Union.

Moreover, Hitler invited Stalin to join the pact; in November 1940, during a visit to Berlin, Molotov, at a meeting with Hitler, expressed his readiness to do this on certain conditions, but the result was not achieved.

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