Contents tagged with italy

  • US strategic drone conducts reconnaissance flight over Donbas

    An American RQ-4A Global Hawk strategic drone conducted reconnaissance flight along the demarcation line in the Donbas, Interfax Ukraine reports with the reference to the data published by aviation sources.  

    After taking off at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy, the American drone spent 10 hours flying along the demarcation line between Ukraine and the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), remaining in Ukraine-controlled airspace.

    On several occasions …

  • Kyiv: 200 Ukrainian sailors detained in Italy and Greece

    About 250 Ukrainian seamen have been detained by law enforcement officers from Greece and Italy, said     the Ukrainian State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andriy Zayats, as quoted by the press service of the Foreign Ministry, on the Facebook page.

    Zayats mentioned that the situation with the Ukrainian sailors has deteriorated.

    “The situation has deteriorated significantly in recent years. There have always been problems with sailors, but a situation of this magnitude is …

  • Media: Attack by Russian ‘trolls’ on Italian president to be investigated as terrorism

    The investigation into the mass attack on social networks by the Russian “Troll Factory” against Italian President Sergio Mattarella will be handed over to experts on the anti-terrorism experts, Italian news outlet ANSA reports.

    According to ANSA, the prosecutor’s office of Rome will soon start investigating the “troll” attacks on the Italian president on Twitter, after which the case will be transferred to experts on the fight against terrorism.

    On Monday August 6, the Italian Parliamentary …

  • Italian authorities expose organization recruiting mercenaries for Donbas

    As result of a special operation by Italian authorities, six people were arrested after an investigation revealed that they were recruiting mercenaries to participate in military operations in Donbas on the side of the pro-Russian militants. The Ukrainian embassy in Italy reported that among the arrested there are citizens of Moldova and Albania.

    “On the night of August 1st, Italian law enforcement authorities exposed an organized criminal group, which recruited and financed persons to …

  • Italian Foreign Ministry: We do not recognize the annexation of the Crimea

    The Italian government recognizes international law and supports the sanctions policy of the European Union, which is why it does not recognize Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, stated Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi during a parliamentary session, Ansa news agency reports.

    “The government respects the rules of international law. Italy did not recognize regional authorities appointed in March 2014 following the EU sanctions,” Milanesi said in response to left wing MP Laura …

  • Italian Ambassador confirms his country's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity

    Davide La Cecilia, Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, confirmed his country's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity at all international platforms.

    He made this statement during his meeting with Olena Zerkal, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine on European integration, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.

    The Italian diplomat was invited to this meeting for explanations in connection with statements by the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini …

  • Ukraine condemns statement by Italian minister regarding Crimea

    Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin has reported that those who justify Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violations of international law associated with these actions will pay for it.

    This statement was made by the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter on July 20th, commenting on the words of the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini, who had claimed in an interview with The Washington Post that Russia had the …

  • Italian journalists file lawsuit against Ukraine

    Italian journalistic organizations filed a civil lawsuit against Ukraine in connection with the death of their colleague Andrea Rocchelli in Donbas in 2014, reported Radio Liberty.

    Lawyers of the journalistic organizations filed the lawsuit on July 6 during the first court session against the Ukrainian serviceman, Vitaly Markiv, who is thought to be connected with the death of Rocchelli.

    The ambassador of Ukraine in Italy, Yevhen Perelygin, is the defendant in the lawsuit. Based on diplomatic …

  • Prime Minister of Italy wants Russia to return to G8

    Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte supported the proposal of the President of the USA, Donald Trump regarding the necessity of Russia’s return to the Group of Eight.

    “I agree with the US President, Donald Trump. Russia should return to the Group of Eight. It is in everyone’s interest”, — Italian Prime Minister wrote on his Twitter.

    During the Summit of the Group of Eight in Canada, the US President spoke in support of restoring Russian in the Group of Eight.

    Earlier, during his speech at …

  • Prime Minister of Italy proposes a review of the sanctions against Russia

    Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he was in favor of revising the system of European sanctions against Russia, ANSA news agency reported.

    "We will become advocates of openness towards Russia, which has strengthened its international role in resolving various geopolitical crises in recent years. We will become the initiators of a review of the sanctions system, starting with those that oppress civil society in Russia," Conte said, speaking in the Senate.

    He stressed that Italy intends …