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Ukrainian Crisis Brings Death and Destruction Back to Europe

19.05.2015 13:09

Death and destruction have returned to Europe after NATO countries directly assisted by the United States supported Nazis in Kiev and essentially sparked civil war in Ukraine, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said.

"Life shows that numerous lessons of history have either not been learned properly or have been entirely forgotten. Tragic events in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria prove that," Sergei Naryshkin said while in Seoul.

Two world wars are another case in point. Both of them had a lot in common, he pointed out.

Both global conflicts were sparked by extreme ambitions of some politicians, ideas of national exceptionalism and a tendency to solve problems by force, according to the Russian MP. Poor knowledge of history, national qualities, psychology, traditions and values of other peoples and an unwillingness to engage in a dialogue also played an important part.