The Italian edition of LaPresse on Wednesday published another audio recording of the leader of the party «Forward, Italy!» Silvio Berlusconi, in which he criticizes Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
First of all, Berlusconi outlined his vision of the events of 2014. According to him, in 2014 in Minsk between Ukraine and two newly formed «republics» Donbass, a peace agreement was signed when no one attacks each other.
«A year later, Ukraine throws this agreement to hell and starts attacking the borders of the two republics. Both republics suffered losses among military personnel, which, as I was told, reached 5-6-7 thousand dead», — he said.
At the same time, he stated that after coming to power, Vladimir Zelensky allegedly «arranged attacks on two republics», which makes the leaders of the terrorist «LDNR» contact Vladimir Putin. After that, says Berlusconi, Putin decided to conduct a «special operation».
«The troops were supposed to enter Ukraine, reach Kyiv in a week, overthrow the current government, Zelensky and so on, and put in power already elected by the Ukrainian minority from decent, sane people, and return back in a week», — ex-premier of Italy says.
Berlusconi said that the war in Ukraine dragged on due to the fact that the Ukrainians began to actively resist, and the West began to supply them with weapons and money from the third day of the war.
After such a statement by the ex-premier, the leader of the &# 171;Brothers of Italy» George Meloni, who is due to take over as prime minister after winning the election, said:
«Italy is fully and head held high a part of Europe and the Atlantic Alliance. Anyone who does not agree with this cornerstone cannot be a part of power. Italy with us in government will never be the weak link in the West, the unreliable country that so many of our detractors like.
- On October 18, the LaPresse agency published an audio recording made at the meeting Silvio Berlusconi with the deputies who won the elections from his Forza Italia party. On the recording, Berlusconi says that he restored relations with Putin by exchanging alcoholic gifts.