Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni thought she was speaking to the president of the African Union Commission on September 18. In reality, it involved two Russian comedians, one of whom pretended to be an African leader.
In the telephone conversation, when asked about the war in Ukraine, Meloni admits that ‘there is a lot of fatigue, from all sides. We are approaching the moment when everyone realizes that we need a way out,” Meloni said in English. ‘The problem is to find a way out that can be acceptable to both sides without violating international law. I have some ideas about this here, but I’m waiting for the right moment to put them on the table.’
She also adds that “Ukraine’s counter-offensive is not going as expected. Everyone understands that it could take many years if we don’t try to find a solution.”
In a response, Meloni’s cabinet ‘regrets’ that it has been ‘misled by an impostor’. The duo that tricked Meloni, Vovan and Lexus, are close to the Kremlin and previously managed to entrap former French President François Hollande and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (bar)