Contents tagged with italy

  • 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, …

  • 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 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 …