Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrived in Ukraine to visit Irpin and Bucha before meeting Zelensky

Meloni and Zelensky during the participation of the Ukrainian president in the European Council (REUTERS/Johanna Geron) (JOHANNA GERON/)

Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloniarrived in kyiv on Tuesday by train from Poland and will visit the towns of bucha and irpinsymbol of the massacres perpetrated by the Russian Army, before meeting with the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky.

After about 9 hours of travel, Meloni arrived in the Ukrainian capital and her first stage will be buchawhere they found numerous common pits after the withdrawal of the Russian Army and will visit the church of San Andrea, where a photographic exhibition on the war has been installed, which will be one year old on February 24. Meanwhile in irpin You will also walk among the places of devastation from the bombings.

Before arrival at the presidential palace in kyiv, where you will be awaited ZelenskyMeloni will stop for a few moments before the wall dedicated to war victims.

“I think it’s fair, it’s necessary to be here, take the position of the Italian government, realize it personally and see with my own eyes what this people who fight for their freedom need”, Meloni told Italian media. The prime minister added that she was “curious and determined”. “I want to help Italians understand what is happening here,” she said.

Meloni’s arrival in kyiv comes after the historic visit of the US President, Joe Biden. On this occasion, both had a telephone conversation in which they spoke of “support for Ukraine, including security, economic and humanitarian assistance,” according to Italian government sources.

Zelensky had confirmed in several interviews with Italian media Meloni’s visit to kyiv, staunch supporter of Ukraine.

During this visit, Meloni will reiterate Italy’s support for Ukraine and also the ehumanitarian aid shipment and the shipment of electric generators to cover the needs of 3 million people and also, as announced by the Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, for sending Samp-Tsair defense surface-to-air missiles.

Meeting with the Polish Prime Minister

Meloni arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday after meeting on Monday in Poland with the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawieckiand at dawn he left on the train that will take the entire Italian delegation to the capital of Ukraine.

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Meloni shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP) (WOJTEK RADWANSKI /)

morawiecki and Meloniboth right-wing politicians, said they agreed on Ukraine and wanted to convince EU leaders that the bloc’s 27 member countries make it strong thanks to its diversity.

“Our views on how the EU should be on the international scene are very similar,” Meloni declared after talks with Morawiecki in Warsaw. “We want Europe to be a political giant, but not a bureaucratic one, and we are working for such a Europe,” Meloni said, adding that “the EU must take into account that there are various identities building it”.

Meloni He also said that Ukraine, Poland’s neighbor, “you know you can count on usand Poland knows that it can count on us”.

(With information from EFE, AP)

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