Despite being compared to Hitler, Putin became the first world leader to congratulate King Charles III

Despite being compared to Hitler, Putin became the first world leader to congratulate King Charles III

Despite the comparison to Hitler: Putin became the first world leader to congratulate King Charles III

Despite the comparison to Hitler: Putin became the first world leader to congratulate King Charles III

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The Russian president wished “success” and “good health” to the new British monarch, who previously compared Putin to a Nazi leader after annexing Crimea in 2014.

Russian President Putin became the first world leader on Saturday to congratulate the newly proclaimed king Charles III, despite the fact that the British monarch compared him to Hitler eight years ago.

Shortly after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, King Charles told a Canadian Jewish World War II survivor who lost family members in the Holocaust that “now Putin is doing the same thing as Hitler.”

In response Russia demanded an explanation, saying that the comments are not befitting of a future monarch.

“He has been to our country more than once. If he made such a comparison, then it is unacceptable, and I am sure that he, as a man of education, understands this, ”Putin said then.

King Charles also publicly criticized the Kremlin’s decision to invade Russia in early 2022, calling the move “shameless” and “an attack on democracy.”

Despite a tense personal history, the Kremlin nonetheless released a statement on Saturday following the proclamation of a new king at St James's Palace in London, the Daily reported. Mail.

The letter, published by the Russian Embassy in London, said: “Your Majesty, please accept my sincere congratulations on your accession to the throne. I wish Your Majesty success, good health and all the best.”