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Moscow slams Ukrainian ‘nationalism’ in borshch battle

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Russia on Friday denounced and mocked a UNESCO decision to recognise borsch soup as part of Ukraine’s national heritage, more than four months into its military offensive in its neighbour.

“To give the world a culinary example of ‘modern Kyiv nationalism,’ I will cite a fact: hummus and pilaf are recognised as national dishes of several nations,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Telegram. “But, as I understand, everything is subject to Ukrainisation.”


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