Slovenian president protests to Mattarella over Foibe

Over Salvini equating Foibe with Auschwitz

(ANSA) - Belgrade, February 11 - Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Monday wrote to President Sergio Mattarella voicing concern over "some unacceptable declarations by high representatives of the Italian Republic on the occasion of the day of Remembrance which give the impression that the events linked to the Foibe were a form of ethnic cleansing".
    The Croatian news agency HINA linked Pahor's protest to Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini's statement that "the children who died in the Foibe and the children of Auschwitz are the same".
    The Foibe is the name given to the mass murder of Italian people in Venezia Giulia, Istria and Dalmatia, mostly by Yugoslav Partisans, during and after the Second World War.


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