Contents tagged with italy

  • Putin accepts invitation to visit Italy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation to visit Italy, stated the Russian Ambassador in Rome, Sergey Razov in an interview with RIA Novosti. 

    “With regard to the Russian President's visit to Italy, the relevant invitation from the Italian leadership was received and accepted with appreciation,” he noted. Razov added that they will agree on a specific time frame later through diplomatic channels. 

    Razov stressed that Putin's visit to Italy could be a key event in bilateral …

  • Ukraine calls on Italy to investigate supply of equipment to annexed Crimea by Italian companies

    The Embassy of Ukraine in Italy requested the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the General Confederation of Italian industry Confindustria to take measures against Italian companies that supplied equipment to the factory of the Zolotaya Balka agricultural company in the annexed Crimea, stated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in response to the information request by the Krym.Realii. 

    The ministry said that such actions by Italian companies may violate the sanctions …

  • Italian company confirms delivery of equipment for a plant in annexed Crimea

    On Friday, December 21st, Krym.Realii reported that Italian company Bertolaso confirmed the delivery of industrial equipment for the new plant of the agricultural company Zolotaya Balka in the annexed Crimea.

    A representative for the commercial department of Bertaloso, Luca Karassi said that two months ago the company delivered a machine to wash, fill, and seal bottles, which was intended for a plant in Sevastopol.

    “The contract was signed with Russia, the agricultural company Zolotaya Balka- …

  • Russia decides to restore Libya

    Russia is prepared take part in the work to restore Libya’s economy and social sphere, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as cited by the Russian news agency TASS.

    “Restoring the economy, restoring the social sphere, prospective projects, which could be and need to be restored – this is also key for resuming normal life in Libya,” Medvedev said at a conference on Libya held in Italy.

    “We are also willing to be involved in this,” he stated.

    Medvedev noted that Russia is willing to …

  • Media: Italy intends to ask Putin for a bail out

    Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte came to Russia on an official visit on Wednesday. Conte is the head of Italy’s populist government which was formed after summer elections as a coalition between the anti-establishment “Five Star Movement” and the anti-migration party “Northern League”.

    Conte spoke to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the morning, and later met with President Vladimir Putin.

    During the talks, Conte intended to ask Putin for financial assistance, as he had been …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko deprived of the honorary citizen status of Verona

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is no longer an honorary citizen of the Italian city of Verona, writes ANSA. The city council approved this decision at the meeting where 28 elected representatives’ voted in favour and 4 voted against it.

    The decision states that the previous authorities of the city "hurriedly and unjustly provided the city’s citizenship to Petro Poroshenko".

    The document notes that authorities granted this citizenship "for controversial services in the search for …

  • 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 …