Mario Draghi, speech to the UN: 'Go ahead with the sanctions, Moscow tramples on the rules'

The Italian premier speaks to the UN and says: 'The responsibilities of the conflict are clear and of one side only'. Yellow on the postponement of Putin's referendum speech. Italian foreign fighter died in Ukraine

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Mario Draghi speaks from New York to the United Nations General Assembly and condemns Russia: 'Forward with the sanctions, the responsibility for the war is only theirs'. The referendums for the annexation of Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia have been set from 23 to 27 September. But Vladimir Putin’s announced speech is at the last postponement. Benjamin Giorgio Galli, Italian foreign fighter who fought for Kiev, died. - Photo | video | video 1 | video 2 | video 3

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THE SPEECH OF DRAGONS - The Italian premier, speaking to the UN assembly, defends the West's line against Moscow, promoting sanctions, but promising: 'Italy is at the forefront to try to reach an agreement, when it is possible'. However, 'the responsibilities of the conflict are clear and of only one side', since what Russia has done constitutes an 'attempt to subjugate a free and sovereign democracy that reacted with pride and courage to defend its independence, its freedom'. So let's go ahead with the sanctions because “they have had a disruptive effect on the Russian war machine”. And yes to arms, for the 'heroic counter-offensive' of Kiev: 'Helping Ukraine to protect itself was the only choice consistent with the ideals of justice and brotherhood that are the basis of the United Nations Charter'. Draghi guarantees his commitment to demilitarize the area of ​​the Zaporizhzhia power plant: 'We cannot risk nuclear catastrophe'. And he finally condemns the referendums for the independence of Donbass 'further violation of international law'.

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THE YELLOW OF PUTIN'S SPEECH - And it was precisely the topic of the referendum for annexation to Russia that held the ground all night. They were set from 23 to 27 September. They concern the Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. Shortly after the news broke, there was a collapse of the Moscow Stock Exchange, which lost 10%. And the announced speech by Vladimir Putin, awaited by the Kremlin TV, has finally been postponed - without providing explanations - to today: the tweet of the Rt broadcaster that gave it for 20 in Moscow has been canceled. Before the condemnation by the Italian premier, the EU High Representative Josep Borrell had already expressed himself: 'The EU strongly condemns the illegal referendums planned by the pro-Russian' specifying that 'they go against the legal and democratically elected Ukrainian authorities, they violate the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and constitute a clear violation of international law ”. Same thought expressed by Emmanuel Macron. While Jake Sullivan, US national security adviser, said: 'The farce referendums announced by Russia are Putin's reaction to Ukraine’s victories'. Joe Biden is worried, who sees the consequences: with the annexation, attacking those territories would mean triggering Moscow's 'defense doctrine', which also involves the use of nuclear weapons. Lastly, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro goes against the grain: 'The solution to the conflict in Ukraine can only be achieved through dialogue'. Bolsonaro opposes 'unilateral' sanctions. And he says: “Our position on the conflict is guided by the principles of the United Nations Charter and international law. From the beginning we have called for a ceasefire and assistance to the population '.

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ITALIAN DEAD IN UKRAINE - The Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has no doubts and writes on Twitter: “The farce referendums will not change anything. Nor will any hybrid 'mobilization'. Russia has been and remains an aggressor who illegally occupies parts of Ukrainian territory. Ukraine has every right to liberate her territories and will continue to liberate them whatever Russia says. ' The conflict, in fact, does not stop. Benjamin Giorgio Galli, 27, a foreign fighter from Varese who had moved to Holland with his family for some time, but was fighting alongside Kiev, died in battle in Kharkiv. The father announced it on Facebook, writing to friends: 'Your partner died a hero this week'. Meanwhile, Washington is evaluating the sending of tanks, while the EU calls for the release of OSCE members sentenced in Lugansk. Antonio Guterres, UN secretary general defines the news on the mass graves found in Izyum as 'extremely disturbing', without mentioning Russia.