The Italian capital is preparing a mega security operation before the arrival of the President of Ukraine, at a crucial point in the secret peace mission that Pope Francis has been carrying out for a few months.
Rome will be armored this Saturday by the arrival of Volodymyr Zelensky. As part of a European tour that will also take him to Berlin over the weekend, the ukrainian president will make a stopover in the italian capital for the first time since the start of russia’s invasion of his countryafter having already visited Washington, London, Paris, Brussels in recent months and Finland and The Hague in recent days.
The official confirmation of the visit to Rome of the Ukrainian president was in the last hours. It is normal that in cases like these, On the 443rd day of the war in Ukraine, it is imposed to keep their mouths closed for reasons of maximum securitygiven that Zelensky he always moves outside the borders of his country with the strictest confidentiality.
tomorrow will He will first meet with Pope Francis, in the Vatican, and then move to Palazzo Chigito meet with the premier Giorgia Meloni and later with the president of Italy Sergio Mattarella.
After the meetings and before leaving the country for Berlin, Zelensky will participate in a special program in the afternoon of Rai, the Italian public channel.
While the The Vatican continues to work on an important “peace mission” between kyiv and Moscow announced by Francis himself but still “confidential”, from Moscow reiterate “not being informed about the peace initiatives of the Holy See”.
It is the second meeting with Meloni in a short time after having received her last February in kyiv, on the first anniversary of the Russian invasion. Immediately a certain harmony emerged between the two leaders, although Zelensky had no qualms about criticizing an ally of the government of Melonito the Italian race politician Silvio Berlusconi, for his never-broken friendship ties with Vladimir Putin.
On a trip where Europe is trying to find peace, the Ukrainian president stated in the last few hours that “the long-range missiles sent by England does not exclude the need for the F16” emphasizing that “those of the Kremlin They’ll have a bad ending.”