Russia criticizes Prince Charles over reports he likened Putin to Hitler

Reuters News
Posted: May 22, 2014 7:41 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia criticized Britain's Prince Charles on Thursday over reports that he likened President Vladimir Putin to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler for annexing part of Ukraine.

"If these words were truly spoken, then without doubt, they do not reflect well on the future British monarch," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman told a news conference.

"We view the use of the Western press by members of the British royal family to spread the propaganda campaign against Russia on a pressing issue - that is, the situation in Ukraine - as unacceptable, outrageous and low."

(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel,; Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Angus MacSwan)