Ukrainian conflict: Meloni towards Kiev
It should reach the country between today and tomorrow, with a possible stopover in Poland
The Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, should reach the city of Kiev today or tomorrow, according to the British news agency "Reuters". At the moment there is no confirmation or denial from Palazzo Chigi. An announced trip, which will be held on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022.
On the eve of the meeting with the Italian prime minister, the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is optimistic about the outcome of the conflict: "We are preparing for a short-lived war which will end in victory". At the moment "a truce would only serve them", the Russians. "The faster the conflict goes, the fewer victims we will have: in 2014 the conflict froze and it didn't go well for us. The Minsk agreements gave Putin time to prepare for last year's attack: we will never again fall into the same trap".
Meloni had already anticipated in recent months his intention to reach the Ukrainian capital before February 24th. In recent days, the flu had forced the prime minister to cancel all international appointments on the agenda. It is likely that the trip will involve a stop in Poland, where he will meet his counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, one of the closest conservative allies of the leader of the Brothers of Italy.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency