February 22, 2021 The mayor of Limbiate, the hometown of the slain ambassador, is moved: "As soon as we find words to describe the pain we are experiencing, we will organize a ceremony to remember Luca. His commitment, his passion, his humility. boy with heart and mind in Africa and Limbiate, his city ", says Antonio Domenico Romeo, mayor of the town in the province of Monza and Brianza.
Many were the reactions of politicians and party representatives to the death of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, killed in an attack in the east of the country.
Zingaretti: "Day of mourning for Italy"
"We are following with anguish the news coming from Congo. Sorrow for the death of Ambassador Luca Attanasio and of a carabiniere. For Italy it is a day of mourning, we lose two men from the institutions. Condolence and closeness to family members, Carabinieri and our diplomacy ".
The secretary of the Democratic Party, Nicola Zingaretti, says so.
Salvini: "Thought and prayer for the families of the victims"
"I want to express a thought to the families of the two Italians attacked".
This was stated by the leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, speaking on the 'Clean Air' broadcast on Italia Gold, recalling the ambassador of Italy to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, and of a soldier from the Carabinieri, killed today in an attack.
Then in a tweet he added: "A terrible news. My condolences and those of the League to the relatives of Ambassador Attanasio and the carabiniere who was with him, two of our compatriots who died while honoring the name of Italy, are close to the whole body Italian diplomat and the Carabinieri ".
Meloni: "Government to report to Parliament as soon as possible"
"Shocked and saddened by the news of the death of the Italian ambassador in Congo Luca Attanasio and a carabiniere, who were killed in an attack on a UN convoy. We are following developments with concern and we ask the government to report to Parliament as soon as possible ".
The leader of Fdi Giorgia Meloni writes on twitter.
Fratoianni: "Clarifying what happened"
"The Italian ambassador in Congo Luca Attanasio and a carabiniere of his escort died in an attack on the UN convoy they were part of. The matrix of the attack is still unknown. Terrible news" .
The national secretary of the Italian Left Nicola Fratoianni writes it in a post. "Do everything possible to clarify what happened. We embrace - concludes the leftist - the families of these two young servants of our country at this time of deep pain ".
"Forza Italia will urge an urgent debate in the European Parliament on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, also in light of today's attack which resulted in the death of Ambassador Attanasio and a soldier of the carabinieri".
Antonio Tajani, National Coordinator of Forza Italia writes on Twitter.