Contents tagged with italy

  • Ukrainian soldier arrested in Italy on suspicion of 2014 murder of a photographer in the Donbas

    The Italian police have arrested a Ukrainian citizen on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rockelli in 2014 in Slavyansk, La Repubblica reported.

    The material says that the detainee went to Ukraine in late 2013, where he participated in clashes on Independence Square in Kyiv. After that, he joined one of the volunteer battalions of the National Guard of Ukraine.

    At the same time, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yevgeny Enin wrote on his Facebook page …

  • Italian Foreign Minister: Italy does not recognize Russia's annexation of the Crimea

    Angelino Alfano, the head of the Italian Foreign Ministry, said that Italy “did not recognize in any form” the entry of the Crimea into Russia.

    On Tuesday, Alfano held a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, and assured him of the permanency of Italy’s position on the most pressing issues for Ukraine.

    The Italian Foreign Minister also stressed that this “clear” position is shared by all EU countries.

    “If we recognized this, it would be news. Our position remains the same and …

  • Italy considers questioning Putin over Cosa Nostra case

    The defense team of Italian General Mario Mori proposed to question Russian President Vladimir Putin during the high profile “Italian state and Mafia negotiations” trial, La Stampa reported.

    General Mori has been linked to secret negotiations between high-ranking representatives of Italy and the leaders of the Cosa Nostra. According to the Palermo prosecutor's office, these events took place in the early 1990s.

    The former head of Special Forces of the carabineers, General Mori was accused of …

  • Italian police seize Crimean wines presented by Russia at exhibition in Verona

    At their stand at the Italian wine exhibition Vinitaly in Verona, Russians were exhibiting wines from the Crimean peninsula which Russia annexed in 2014. This was mentioned by exhibition participant Oleksii Lubetskyi, who is also a manager of the UA2EU project, which promotes Ukrainian exports. Lubetskyi informed the Italian financial police of the violation. After this, the Russians were forced to remove the Crimean wines from their stand. The incident was reported by Lubetskyi on his Facebook …

  • In Italy, an exhibition of Crimean wine was seized

    At the international exhibition of wine in Verona, a collection of Crimean wines was seized, as reported by the head of the republic, Sergey Aksyonov.

     “At the exhibition a number of Crimean enterprises brought their products, but the Italian police yesterday, for unclear reasons, seized all of their products... Now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating,” said the Crimean head.

    Aksenov promised to provide assistance and protection to Crimean manufacturers by all legal means.

    The …

  • Italy and Slovakia are interested in using Ukraine's gas transportation system

    On Monday, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, PJSC Ukrtransgaz, Snam S.p.A. (Italy), and Eustream a.s. (Slovakia) signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint assessment of cooperative opportunities for using and developing Ukraine's gas transportation system (GTS).

    The memorandum was signed in Rome in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalyk, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete, and Italian Minister of Economic Development, …

  • Italian investors want to invest $2 billion in new gas transport company in Ukraine

    The national company Naftogaz Ukraine is planning to hold negotiations with potential investors to create a public company “Ukraine Main Gas Pipelines” in the next three months, ZN.UA reports.

    The article notes that the Italian company Snam, which is interested in importing Russian gas, is among the most realistic potential investors.

    “According to ZN.UA’s information, the Slovaks are also interested in this. But the Italian company Snam is prepared to invest $2 billion in the Ukrainian gas …

  • Italy hopes for the restoration of the G8 format to include Russia

    Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano expressed his hope that the G7 summit, which will be held on May 26-27 in the city of Taormina in Sicily, would be followed by a meeting on the highest level but already in the G8 format.

    "I hope that the summit in Taormina will be the last in the G7 format, and that the next one after Taormina will be held in the G8 format with the participation of Russia. This scenario, however, depends on Moscow's constructive and cooperative approach. We believe …

  • Italy has allocated 1 million Euro for the residents of the Donbas

    The Italian government has allocated €1 million to the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF to assist victims of the conflict in the Donbas. This was stated by the Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, Davide La Cecilia, in a briefing on Thursday, February 23rd.

    “Italy will provide help to Ukraine this year. The Italian government and Italian Development Cooperation have allocated €1 million to help the people who have been affected in eastern Ukraine. Of the one million, €700,000 will be provided to …

  • Germany and Italy allocate nearly 4 million Euro to refugees from the Donbas

    Within the framework of the UN World Food Program (WFP), the German and Italian governments in 2017 will allocate nearly 4 million euros to displaced persons from the Donbas, as reported by the press service of the UN WFP delegation in Ukraine.

    “The World Food Program, the largest organization in the fight against hunger, during 2017 will continue the provision of food aid to 220,000 people who have been affected as a result of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine,” a statement said.

    Additionally, …