This Sunday, the right won a resounding victory in the Italian general elections, and Giorgia Meloni will be the first woman to govern Italy.
Some media have already rushed to say all kinds of nonsense about the supposed affinity of the new Italian prime minister with Putin and with Russia: another lie of the many with which certain journalists try to intoxicate the campaigns elections to favor the left. But as is often said, lies have very short legs.
Fratelli d'Italia is the Italian party that has voted the most times against Russia
The truth is that Meloni is the president of Fratelli d'Italia (FDI), a conservative and very Atlanticist party. As I already pointed out on Saturday, FDI belongs to the Group of Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), which is one of the most Atlanticist groups in the European Parliament. In fact, a study published by a European NGO in June revealed that eight ECR parties are the most critical of Russia in their respective countries: Croatia (HS), Latvia (NA), Lithuania (LLRA–KŠS), Poland (PiS), Spain (Vox), Sweden (SD), the Netherlands (SGP) and Italy (FDI).
In the interactive map published with that studio, Fratelli d'Italia appeared as the Italian party that has voted against Russia the most times, while the Italian socialists of the Democratic Party, the big losers in these elections, appeared as the most pro-Russian party. How many media outlets have published that information? Well, very few, as is often the case when the facts contradict the editorial lines of some media outlets.
Messages from Meloni and the FDI showing their support for Ukraine
Following the same line, Giorgia Meloni and the FDI have made clear signs of support for Ukraine since the Russian invasion that began on February 24. We can see some examples below:
Inaccettabile attacco della Russia di Putin contro l’Ucraina. L’Europa ripiomba in un passato che speravamo di non rivivere più. Occidente e comunità internazionale siano uniti nel mettere in campo ogni utile misura a sostegno di Kiev e del rispetto del diritto internazionale.
— Giorgia Meloni 🇮🇹 ن (@GiorgiaMeloni) February 24, 2022
"Unacceptable attack by Putin's Russia on Ukraine. Europe falls back into a past that we hoped never to relive. The West and the international community are united to implement all useful measures in support of Kiev and respect for international law."
🔵 L'aggressione all'Ucraina da parte di Putin imporrebbe una risposta forte e decisa da parte dell'Unione Europea che anche questa volta si dimostra debole e incapace di difendere la libertà dai soprusi pic.twitter.com/9GZyki87kB
— Fratelli d'Italia 🇮🇹 (@FratellidItalia) February 25, 2022
"Putin's aggression against Ukraine would require a strong and decisive response from the European Union, which once again shows itself to be weak and incapable of defending freedom against abuses."
Questa mattina ho incontrato a Roma l'Ambasciatore d'Ucraina in Italia, Yaroslav Melnyk. A lui ho ribadito la solidarietà di FdI al popolo ucraino, che sta insegnando al mondo cosa voglia dire combattere per la libertà, e ho rinnovato l’auspicio per la cessazione delle ostilità. pic.twitter.com/0gas9IH31D
— Giorgia Meloni 🇮🇹 ن (@GiorgiaMeloni) February 28, 2022
"This morning I met with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Italy, Yaroslav Melnyk, in Rome. I reiterated the FdI's solidarity with the Ukrainian people, who are teaching the world what it means to fight for freedom, and renewed my hope for an end to hostilities."
La situazione in Ucraina e il coraggio di chi è rimasto a difendere la propria terra hanno demolito i miti della sinistra globalista, oggi costretta finalmente a riconoscere il valore di Patria e confini. pic.twitter.com/gQI1lHyJBT
— Giorgia Meloni 🇮🇹 ن (@GiorgiaMeloni) March 15, 2022
"The situation in Ukraine and the courage of those who stayed to defend their land have demolished the myths of the globalist left, which is now finally forced to recognize the value of the homeland and borders."
Polonia, Rep. Ceca, Slovenia. Tre premier di destra che compiono un gesto storico e di immenso coraggio: in treno fino a Kiev per portare la loro vicinanza al popolo ucraino. Se tutta la UE avesse governanti di questa tempra vivremmo in una Europa migliore e più sicura.
— Giorgia Meloni 🇮🇹 ن (@GiorgiaMeloni) March 16, 2022
"Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia. Three right-wing premieres who make a historic gesture of immense courage: traveling by train to Kiev to bring the Ukrainian people closer. If the entire EU had rulers of this type, we would be living in a better and safer Europe."
Reading these messages, it is outrageous that the media is trying to convince people that Meloni and the FDI are pro-Russian and sympathetic to Putin. How long will some media continue throwing their journalistic ethics overboard?
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