The younger Berlusconi believes that his colleague Putin was misled into the conflict in Ukraine

According to the 85-year-old, the Russian leader had only good intentions; to replace the government in Kiev with “decent people”.

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Former three-time Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

The former Italian armistice Silvio Berlusconi he came to the defense of his colleague to Vladimir Putin and stated that the Russian president had been “pushed” into the conflict in Ukraine. According to the 85-year-old, the Russian leader had only good intentions; to replace the government in Kiev with “decent people”, reports the BBC.

As Berlusconi revealed on national television, the narrative that the Ukrainian government is killing the Russian-speaking population in the east of the country was created by the media in Moscow. “The Russian people, his party and his ministers forced Putin to invent this special operation,” he said. “Russian soldiers are supposed to reach Kyiv within a week, change the government Volodomir Zelenski with decent people and returned. But they encountered an unexpected resistance, which fed on weapons of all kinds from the West,” he said.

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In 2012, they skied together in Sochi.

As is known, the former three-time Italian Prime Minister is a good friend and longtime ally of Putin. In April, Berlusconi condemned the Russian invasion and said that he was “deeply disappointed and saddened” by Putin’s behavior and pointed out that the massacres of civilians in Buca and other places were “true war crimes”. Now he obviously thought it over and changed his mind.

According to polls, the United Right Bloc, which also includes Berlusconi’s Forward Italy party, is expected to win this weekend’s general election. The most likely new prime minister, leader of the post-fascist party Brothers of Italy Giorgia Meloni, otherwise it promises to continue supporting Ukraine in the war with Russia. “The war in Ukraine is the tip of the iceberg of a conflict that aims to reshape the world order,” she said earlier this month.

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The United Right Bloc is expected to win Sunday’s elections.


Source: Svet24.si by novice.svet24.si.

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