The Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, is a great victim of deception by a Russian “impostor” who, pretending to be an African leader, took information from him over the phone about the European position on Ukraine and immigration matters.
The Office of the Diplomatic Advisor of the Italian presidency issued a statement today regretting having been “deceived by an impostor who posed as the president of the African Union Commission.
This subject, the note says, is connected to Meloni’s phone on September 18 within the framework of the “intense effort” at that time to strengthen relations with African leaders before the United Nations General Assembly.
“Deception” is done by Russian comedian couple Vovan and Lexus, who previously did the same with other European politicians and published the conversation on their networks.
First of all, Meloni appeared to criticize the European management of the phenomenon of migration.
“Europe has long believed that it can solve the problem by leaving Italy alone. They do not understand that this is impossible because the magnitude of this event involves, in my opinion, not only the EU (European Union) but also the United Nations,” he said. Listen to what Meloni said.
And he added, “But the problem is that others are not interested. They did not answer the phone when I called them. They all agreed that Italy should solve this problem alone and that is a stupid position. ”
During an important part of the conversation, the supposed “African leader”, the impostor, asked the prime minister about the war in Ukraine after the Russian invasion and whether he knew the end.
“I see that many are tired. To tell the truth, we may be close to the moment when everyone understands that we need a way. he said.
Likewise, Meloni said that the Ukrainian counter-offensive continues, but “it may not happen as expected” and “without changing the fate of the conflict.”
“Everyone understands that this can last for many years. if we don’t find a solution. The problem is what is an acceptable solution for both without opening other conflicts. You know what I think about Libya,” he said.
The impostor also asked him what he thought of the ideology of Ukrainian nationalism and the historical leader Stepan Bandera: “I think nationalism is a problem that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin has,” he concluded.
The Russian “comedians” are Lexus, alias Alexei Stolyarov, and Vovan, Vladimir Krasnov, and in the past, they have fooled other politicians such as the president of Poland, Andrej Duda, by impersonating his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, or the former German chancellor, Angela Merkel.