Ukraine apologises for Hinduphobic tweet where it mocked Maa Kali

The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in the wee hours of the morning on the 2nd of May 2023 (IST) extended her apologies for the Hinduphobic cartoon that was posted by the official Defence of Ukraine Twitter handle.

“We regret @DefenceU depicting #Hindu goddess #Kali in distorted manner. #Ukraine &its people respect unique #Indian culture&highly appreciate??support.The depiction has already been removed.??is determined to further increase cooperation in spirit of mutual respect&?friendship”, tweeted Emine Dzheppar.

On Sunday (April 30), the official Twitter page of the Ministry of Defense kicked up a controversy after it posted artwork which depicted Goddess Kali in an objectionable manner.

“Work of art,” it said in a tweet. The ‘Defense of Ukraine’ handle also posted an illustration of the Hindu deity, wherein Goddess Kali was shown having an ‘upskirt moment’ similar to Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.

Source: OpIndia

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