For Silvio Berlusconi, the former head of the Italian government who visited Crimea with Vladimir Putin after the Russian province was annexed by Moscow in 2014, the Kremlin master “Pushed“To occupy Ukraine with its population and its entourage.
“Putin found himself in a very difficult and dramatic situationRai, the boss of Forza Italia (right), which is running in Sunday’s legislative elections alongside two far-right parties, Giorgia Meloni and the League of Nations, explained the political program on public television on Thursday evening. Matteo Salvini.
“A mission from the two pro-Russian republics of the Donbass went to Moscow, talked to everyone, radio, newspapers, television, (Putin’s) party members, party ministers, and then went to see him in a delegation to tell him: ‘Zelensky has intensified the attacks of Ukrainian forces against our forces on our borders. We are now 16,000 dead. Please stand up for us because we don’t know what would have happened without you.He created.
Pushed into “special action”.
According to him, Putin then “Pushed by the Russian people, by their party, by their ministers, to launch this special operation, that was the first call, and accordingly, within a week of Russian troops entering Kyiv, a government replaced the Zelensky government. Decent people and leave again in a week“.
His comments sparked an outcry, and Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday that they “Expanded and simplified“, provokes a war”Unjustifiable“And reaffirming its support for NATO, the European Union and the United States.
Enrico Letta, leader of the Democratic Party (PD), finished second in the legislative elections behind Giorgia Meloni, “Defamatory and serious statements“.
On Twitter, Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade, head of the European Affairs Committee of the National Assembly in France, accused Berlusconi, Meloni and Salvini.Putin’s toys“.
“The consequences of this Sunday’s elections in Italy will reach far beyond the peninsula’s borders. Europe’s unity against Russia is also at stake“, he assessed.
Spanish Socialist MEP Iratxe Garcia Perez condemned his role as “Shocking words“.
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