Sergei Ivanov criticizes Ukrainian Security chief for suggesting “Russian trail” in Brussels attacks

File Photo of Sergei Ivanov, adapted from defense.gov image

NOVO-OGARYOVO. March 22 (Interfax) – Russian presidential administration chief Sergei Ivanov has said the word ‘degenerate’ comes to mind with respect to the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak who assumed there was a Russian trail in the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

“I consider the word ‘loony’ a very fitting one but probably the only [word] from medical psychology that comes to mind, the only one I can recall, is the word ‘degenerate’,” Ivanov told reporters on Tuesday.

He added: “I already read a commentary by Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, and as a philologist I must praise him for a very properly chosen word. I can recall my childhood in Leningrad where I would often hear in the hallways of communal flats words such as ‘loony’ and ‘half-wit.’ But it seems to me, ‘loony’ correctly characterizes the SBU chief who assumed that Russia may have played a part in the Brussels terrorist attack or that there is a Russian trail.”

The head of the Russian presidential administration concurred with Medvedev on the SBU chief. “The word ‘loony’ characterizes him correctly,” Ivanov told reporters.