Contents tagged with italy

  • 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 …

  • Ukraine denied entry to three foreigners due to their pro-Russian activities

    Three foreigners were unable to enter Ukraine because of their pro-Russian activities. On May 1, the State Border Service of Ukraine refused to allow citizens of Italy, the Czech Republic and Russia into the territory of Ukraine, reported the department’s press service.

    "Two foreigners are not allowed to cross the border at Boryspil airport on the basis of information received from other law enforcement agencies. The citizens of Italy and the Czech Republic lied about events that took place …

  • Kyiv: 25 Italian citizens fought against Ukraine in the Donbas

    The Verkhovna Rada has prepared a list of 25 Italian citizens who fought against Ukraine in the Donbas, stated an MP of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction, Andriy Antonischak in comments to Ukrainian news outlet

    "A group of MPs sent an enquiry to the Military Prosecutor's offices and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). We received a list with data including mobile phone numbers of 25 Italians, who have been taking part in the war against our state in the Donbas," he said, showing the …

  • Germany and Italy will not take part in military operation in Syria

    Germany does not intend to be involved in military action in Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced, as reported by Die Welt.

    Merkel also said that Berlin will nevertheless do all it can to demonstrate that the use of chemical weapons is inadmissible.

    The day before, head of Germany’s “Greens” party Jürgen Trittin urged the German government to oppose the United States’ military response to the chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta. This idea also received support by other Bundestag …

  • Top Russian official refused entry to Italy

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy refused to allow the First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee, Vladimir Dzhabarov, to be present at the elections as an observer as part of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, as he stated to RIA Novosti.

    “The Italians have not responded to the request for my participation as an observer  within the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly for a long time, as a result, I was refused,” Dzhabarov said.

    He assumed that such a step …