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Clash in the classroom between Picierno and Donato on Bucha and the position of the EU – European Parliament

Clash in the Chamber between former Lega MEP Francesca Donato and Vice President of the EU Parliament Pina Picierno, who chaired the debate on the conclusions of the EU Council last March on the war in Ukraine. Donato, in her speech, questioned the truthfulness of the Bucha massacre by the Russians, accusing Kiev of not having been “neither democratic nor peaceful” towards the Russian-speaking populations before the conflict. “This House cannot in any way become a megaphone of positions that are absolutely not acceptable. The Bucha massacre is there for all to see”, Picierno stressed.

“Demanding that Russia withdraw unconditionally is a pure verbal, unrealistic and pleonastic exercise. And I remember that Ukraine was not exactly a peaceful pre-war given the massacres in the Donbass, nor was it democratic towards the Russian-speaking populations. sanctions have had no effect, today I hear proposing a total embargo on Russian gas, which is not sustainable, based on the Bucha facts reported by the government but on the veracity of which there are already strong doubts. We should send an independent investigation to verify the real responsibility “for what happened. The EU should recover a role of impartiality and objectivity “, were the words of Donato, already known for his pro-Russian positions.” The massacres of innocent people that are taking place in these hours are there for all to see, we cannot to accept that even this is being called into question in this House. This House is not equidistant, Mr Donato, if you are right “, attacked Picierno.

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