Contents tagged with italy

  • Media: Italy discusses return of Russia to the G8

    Italy, which currently holds the presidency of the Group of Seven (G-7), favored the return of Russia to the summit, which would once again make the group the G8, Corriere della Sera reported.

    The G-7 summit will take place on May 26th-27th, in Taormina. The number of the forum members hasn’t been confirmed yet. However, according to the edition, the Italian authorities are discussing Russia’s participation in this forum.

    This issue was also raised at the meeting between the Head of the …

  • Italy has blocked the extension of sanctions against Russia

    At the EU summit in Brussels, Italy blocked the attempt to extend sanctions against Russia for one year. Rome was also against the extension of sanctions for alleged crimes committed by Russia in Syria.

    This was confirmed by the participants of the summit.

    "We had a discussion, which, fortunately, ended without considering the option that would be, in my opinion, erroneous. That is to respond to the situation in Syria and Aleppo with the EU sanctions against Russia", the Prime Minister of …

  • So-called DPR claims they have opened a representative office in Italy

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) claims that they have established a representative office in the Italian city of Turin. This information was confirmed by the Italian team of Stopfake.org project, which addresses and refutes false information about events in Ukraine. Stopfake confirmed that this information is accurate.

    "We have learned that the official opening of the DPR’s representative office in Italy would be held on December 14 at 6.30 p.m. on the premises of the …

  • Russian military inspectors to perform observation flight over Italy

    The Chief of the Russia’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, Sergei Ryzhkov stated that Russian military inspectors would perform an observation flight in An-30B over Italy in keeping with the Open Skies International Treaty.

    “A Russian group of inspectors plans to perform an observation flight on a Russian An-30B over the territory of Italy within the implementation of the Open Skies International Treaty. An observation flight with a maximum flight distance of up to 2015 km will be …

  • Italian Chamber of Deputies rejected draft resolution on the lifting of sanctions against Russia

    In Italy the Chamber of Deputies rejected five draft resolutions calling for the lifting of sanctions against the Russian Federation, as indicated by the Ukrainian Ambassador to Italy, Yevhen Perelygin, on his Facebook page.

    "In anticipation of the positive results from the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) session in Strasbourg, there is good news from Rome. According to a report by Matteo Renzi regarding the participation of Italy in the meeting of the EU Council, the …

  • Eight representatives from Italy visited the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic

    The authorities of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) reported the arrival of the first group of foreign tourists to the unrecognized republic. The separatists’ media reported that eight representatives from Italy came to the LPR. It was noted that the tourists arrived with the support of colleagues from Finland. The chairman of the LPR Trade Unions Federation, Oleg Akimov, reported that a sightseeing trip around Luhansk and visit of the mine in Yubileyne settlement were organized …

  • Ukrainian MFA: Italy reaffirmed its support for Ukraine's territorial integrity

    Italy assured its support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and confirmed its readiness to continue to protect the inviolability of international law, as reported by the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, after a meeting of the Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, with the parliamentary delegation of Italy, headed by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, Fabrizio Cicchitto.

    Klimkin informed the Italian …

  • Italy rejects resolution to lift sanctions on Russia

    The Italian Parliament did not support a resolution calling to lift sanctions against Russia. The Ukrainian Ambassador to Italy, Yevhen Perelygin, reported this on his Facebook page.

    “Another attempt made by certain parties to adopt a resolution to lift the sanctions against Russia has failed in the Italian parliament. The members of the Chamber of Deputies did not support the draft resolution of the opposition political forces of the Five Star Movement, which called on the Government of Italy …

  • Italy agrees to maintain sanctions on Russia until Minsk agreements are implemented

    According to Ukraine’s presidential press service, during a meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Italy promised to maintain sanctions against Russia if Moscow does not implement the Minsk Agreements. Poroshenko and Renzi agreed that it is important now to remain united in supporting Ukraine.

    The Regional Council of Lombardy, a province in northern Italy, has passed a resolution calling for lifting the anti-Russian sanctions and …

  • Italian regional council calls for a review of the EU's policies towards Russia and Crimea

    The Liguria Regional Council in northern Italy has voted in favor of a resolution which calls on the government and parliament to review the EU’s policy towards Russia and Crimea. This was reported by Genova24.

    The Regional Secretary of the Northern League and the author of this initiative, Edoardo Rixi, said that all members that were present at the meeting voted in favor of the resolution. These included representatives of the center-right majority.

    “The unanimous approval for our …