STA, 10 May 2022 - Prime Minister Janez Janša has said the West remains oblivious to the fact that Russia was never de-Communised, as he told Ukrainians in an address aired on Ukrainian national TV on Monday that Ukraine was the real heir of the victories of the Second World War.
Janša said only one evil, national socialism or Nazism, had been defeated in the Second Word War in 1945, whereas the other evil, international socialism or Communism, was not.
"Evil, just because it confronts another evil, does not yet become good," he said, noting that Communism had gone on to occupy Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic, killing millions of people at home and abroad.Watch the video, in English, below
The West's victory in the Cold War did not eliminate this evil and whereas Nazi Germany was denazified, Communist Russia experienced merely the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
"There was no lustration in Russia, no de-Communisation, no justice, not enough interest in the West either. Evil has survived.
"Today the KGB network controls the Russian state, it has nuclear weapons and the future is unclear. There is another dominant Communist world nuclear power there and Cold War Two will not be the as the first. The blindness of the West is still great, but the fog is rising because of your courage and sacrifice," he said.
He said that in fighting for their country, the Ukrainians were also fighting for Europe. "Again, you are on the right side of history. Thus it is you, Ukrainians, who are the true rightful heirs of that honourable fight 77 years ago. In Moscow, they are the heirs of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact."