Isabel Sawkins and Grace Rollison

Zelensky’s Holocaust analogy is wrong

Demonstrators gather to watch Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech to the Israeli parliament (Getty images)

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, there has been no shortage of historical analogies used to explain the conflict. From Stalinist terrors to the Cold War, Russian and Ukrainian leaders – and politicians from around the world – have sought to make links between the ongoing situation and historical points of reference. But Ukrainian prime minister Volodymyr Zelensky’s latest reference point – comparing the conflict to the Holocaust – is a step too far.

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