The head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, ordered his agency to initiate criminal proceedings over the statements of US Senator Lindsey Graham, who seemed to be pleased with the Russians killed in Ukraine.
The Russian agency announced on its account on Telegram that in a video spread on the Internet, the US Senator Lindsey Graham spoke about American financial participation in the killing of Russian citizens during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The statement issued by the largest Russian investigation body added that the “Russophobic” statements of the senator are being legally evaluated.
This came against the backdrop of the emergence of a video of a recent meeting held by the Ukrainian President, with Graham, on social networks last Friday.
Zelensky thanked the United States for its help in defending the freedom of Ukrainians.
In response, Graham seemed to say, “And the Russians are dying… It’s the best money we’ve ever spent”.
Graham statements caused outrage in Russia.
Before initiating criminal proceedings, the Russian leadership had already verbally criticized Graham’s alleged statement.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke of his shame that such a senator represented the United States.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced that US investments caused World War II and the Holocaust.
Zakharova added that the United States was now funding the “neo-Nazi Kiev regime,” repeating the Russian position that its all-out invasion of Ukraine in February of last year was necessary to defeat Nazism.