The Ukrainian president invites the right-wing leader to his country, who is called to become prime minister after her electoral victory
Nine days after her victory in the elections, Giorgia Meloni, who is called to become Italy’s next prime minister, left the low profile she had maintained until now on Tuesday to hold a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelensky. , to whom he guaranteed that his country will maintain its support in the face of Russian aggression. Although the composition of the next government is not yet known, since the three parties of the right-wing coalition that won the elections continue to negotiate, Meloni, leader of the conservative formation Fratelli d’Italia (FdI, Brothers of Italy) wanted to send a reassuring message both Ukraine as well as the Western allies that with her in power there will be no change in Rome’s support for kyiv.
Zelensky took advantage of the call to invite Meloni to come to the Ukraine as soon as possible. He also congratulated him on his electoral victory and thanked him for the Italian military support. The president of FdI, for her part, confirmed her “full support for the cause of the freedom of the Ukrainian people”, according to sources from her party, and also criticized the recent declaration of annexation to Russia of the four Ukrainian regions whose territory they control. partly Moscow soldiers. “It has no legal or political value,” said Meloni, who is fully in tune with NATO’s position against Russian aggression in Ukraine. She also called for further “diplomatic efforts” to reach an end to the conflict.
The telephone conversation with Zelenski was not the only international contact that the leader of the Italian right had on Tuesday. She also called Benyamin Netanyahu, a former Israeli prime minister who is running in the parliamentary elections called in that country on November 1 as a candidate for Likud, a party twinned with FdI. Among other topics, both spoke of the opportunities for cooperation in the energy field, a field that seems destined to mark the future of the next Italian Government due to the skyrocketing price of gas and electricity.
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