"Spores" of fascism are coming to life in Ukraine, where a 'color revolution" has been accomplished, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told the 13th Shangri-La Dialogue Asia security conference.
"We are witnessing what seems impossible at first sight: 'spores' of fascism, the political plague of the 20th century, are coming to life in countries that lost millions of people in the fight against fascism. We are witnessing all this in Ukraine, where the most vicious brand of 'color revolution' has been carried through, bringing in the gravest of consequences that will go on an on," Antonov said, according to the Defense Ministry's statement received by Interfax-AVN on Sunday.
The Ukrainian presidential elections, held a few days ago, provide an additional chance "to put an early end to the Kyiv leadership's punitive operation against their own citizens," he said.
Antonov said that he had brought along copies of videos showing children, women and old people dying on the streets of Ukrainian cities. "It's seven minutes of ruthless truth. Unfortunately, Western media remain silent on the actual situation and keep blaming Russia for all sins," Antonov said.
He offered copies of the video to the participants of the conference.
"We must jointly counter this new threat and think what should be done to bar 'color revolutions' from our common home - the Asia-Pacific region," he said.
"Color revolutions" are becoming a factor of instability on the political landscape, where external forces are manipulating democratic slogans to replace objectionable regimes with those controlled from abroad, he said.
"This kind of missionary activity is bringing along chaos, and ethnic and inter-faith conflicts," Antonov said. As a result, civilians are being killed. A vivid example of this is Libya which has found itself on the verge of collapse as a result to 'color' tremors," he said.
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