31 May 2018 11:36

Zakharova tells West to wake up from 'sweet dreams' about Ukrainian democracy

MOSCOW. May 31 (Interfax) - The staged killing in Kyiv of journalist Arkady Babchenko showed "the true face of the Kyiv regime," according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.

"Things are going to get cooler in the future. Russia said back in 2013 that that's how it would be in 2018. They didn't believe it. The West can continue having sweet dreams about the successes of Ukrainian democracy. In my view, it's time to wake up," Zakharova wrote on Facebook on Wednesday evening, commenting on the media reports on the meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Babchenko, who the Ukrainian authorities said had been assassinated the day before.

"The president of Ukraine has thanked Arkady Babchenko for finally showing the whole world the true face of the Kyiv regime," she wrote.

"The play was a huge success. Everyone is in shock, but they really shouldn't be. One should now be used to the fact that anti-Russian hysteria is the only thing that makes it possible to rule in a situation of dictatorship and nationalism in Ukraine. The methods used for implementing this strategy, especially such trivialities as morality, human rights, and humanity, have long stopped being a subject for discussion in Kyiv," Zakharova wrote.