The prime minister Giorgia Meloni heard the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky calling for the supply of air defense systems: "We have not yet begun the construction of the sixth decree - says the defense minister, Guido Crosetto, to the "Messaggero" - Certainly Ukraine has been asking for support against air attacks on civilian targets for months: hospitals, schools, power plants. If it is possible we will certainly help them to defend themselves: Russia has crossed a border that it should not have crossed”. “The supply – explains the minister – must be compatible with the possibility of having these weapons and of giving them to Kiev in good working order. You don't find rockets in the supermarket like a jar of Nutella, they are complex systems that require long production times. You can't say: 'okay, tomorrow I'll go and buy a hundred missiles'. They are not here. So if we give air defense systems to Ukraine, we have to take them from our stocks and we have to do it without disposing of ourselves and with the certainty of quality”.
Contrasting signals are arriving from the Ukrainian front. Putin speaks of peace every other day and instead continues to bomb: “I hope it ends as soon as possible. We must build dialogue and take any opening seriously. We need to talk to all the actors. And I think that the role of Meloni and Italy may not be marginal: Giorgia, in the international appointments held in just two months, has managed to obtain credibility, centrality and respect. Requirements that must be exploited to create a path of dialogue for peace". The Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov, has returned to speaking of the nuclear threat: “The use of tactical nuclear power is foreseen by Russia. For us it is inconceivable, but for Moscow yes if you pass a point of no return, if they risk defeat, it is. In short, the danger potentially exists, although very improbable”, concluded Crosetto.
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