ITLAY: Italian PM Giorgia Meloni is willing to sacrifice popularity in order to support Ukraine.
Even though it might put the government approval ratings of Italy’s Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, at significant risk given the trajectory that shows how polls reveal that military assistance to Kyiv is not well reflected among the voters, Ukraine would have Italy’s unwavering support and solidarity in its fight against Russia.
Meloni stated in a speech to the Senate ahead of the European Council summit on March 23-24, “In light of our country’s ideals and interests, we will continue to do it.”
Former Prime Minister and Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi, who is an old friend of the Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, had blamed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for initiating this war.
Forza Italia has always supported arms supplies to Ukraine as well as the league party of the deputy prime minister and supporter of the Russian cause, Matteo Salvini.
In late February, a poll that was released by the daily Corriere della Sera revealed that some 45% of Italians did not want to send weapons to Ukraine, and 34% of them, on the other hand, wanted to send the same.
21% of people chose not to answer. Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party had 47% of the votes stating they were against arms supplies.
Meloni states being resolute in her Senate speech, “The people of Ukraine are defending the principles of freedom and democracy, which are the cornerstones of our civilization and of international law.”
She also mentioned that she was willing to aid a nation that required military aid to combat
In light of Mario Draghi’s previous national unity government, Italy sent a large amount of military aid to Ukraine. The administration, led by Meloni, is however working with France to send the SAMP/T-MAMBA air defense system.
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