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Italy’s premier acknowledges ‘fatigue’ over Ukraine war in call with Russian pranksters

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni’s office has expressed “regret” that she fell prey to a prank call that induced her to acknowledge “fatigue” over the war in Ukraine. Meloni believed she was speaking with officials of the African Union. She told a pair of Russian pranksters that “there is a lot of fatigue, I have to say the truth, from all the sides. We are near the moment in which everybody understands that we need a way out.” Audio of the call was released Wednesday and replayed by Italian media.  The call by Russian comedians Vovan and Lexus was made in September.

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