"For what?"  – Podolyak on Berlusconi's offer to mediate negotiations with Merkel - Ukrainian news, Politics

“For what?” – Podolyak on Berlusconi’s offer to mediate negotiations with Merkel – Ukrainian news, Politics

Advisor to the Head of the President’s Office Mikhail Podolyak named “weird” statement by the former Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi that they, together with the former chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel could be mediators in peace talks between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

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“The strange proposals of certain figures to become mediators between Ukraine and Russia should be seen as an attempt to use the topic of Ukraine to revive the name in their countries. Any mediator must have trust, authority, relevance. Neither Berlusconi nor Merkel have this for sure. What for?” Podolyak wrote.

Earlier, Berlusconi said on Italian television that, together with Merkel, he would like to “try to convince and be a mediator to end the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.”

See also: Podolyak criticized Merkel for refusing to admit her guilt in the Russian war against Ukraine

He also said that he does not see any economic losses for the Russian dictator. Vladimir Putin. Berlusconi believes that the Russian dictator “is quite capable of resisting the sanctions and the gas price ceiling.”

  • Berlusconi, who is credited with a longtime friendship with Putin, said in April 2022, after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and the revelation of Russian atrocities in Bucha, that he was “deeply disappointed and saddened” by the behavior of the Russian dictator.
  • However, soon Berlusconi was already declaring that “a united Europe should make an offer of peace and try to convince the Ukrainians accept Putin’s demands.

Read also: Russia won’t negotiate until defeat, but some in Europe have illusions – Podolyak

Oksana Zhitniuk

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Fuente: liga.net

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