Contents tagged with italy

  • 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 …

  • Italian journalist creates news agency in the so-called Luhansk People's Republic

    A separatist information agency, LNR Today-Italia, has begun work in the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR).

    The agency was created by the Italian journalist, Vittorio Nicola Rangeloni, the Ukrainian activist group, Stop Terror, reports.

    "The newly created agency is aimed at reporting on events taking place in the ‘LPR/DPR’, and waging an information war against the government and armed forces of Ukraine,” LNR Today-Italia agency stated.

    In addition to articles, the information …

  • Italian Parliament rejects resolution which called for lifting sanctions on Russia

    On Monday, June 27, the Chamber of the Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) of  the Italian Parliament rejected a resolution to lift sanctions against the Russian Federation. The proposal which called on the Italian government to lift the sanctions against Russia was submitted by the opposition parties , Five Start Movement (Movimento 5 Stelle) and the North League (Lega Nord), as reported by the Russian RIA Novosti news agency.

    The Italian deputies rejected the resolution that called on the …

  • Media: Italy may delay the extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation

    Italy may delay the extension of sanctions against Russia, which had been previously approved by EU ambassadors, wrote Brussels Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak, on Twitter.

    According to him, the reason for the delay is Italy’s desire to include a clause allowing the relationship with Russia to be reconsidered later this year into the EU ruling on continued sanctions.

    It should be noted that earlier, Wall Street Journal reporter Laurence Norman also wrote about the possibility that …

  • Italian Lombardy region to consider a resolution to recognize Crimea as a part of Russia

    The party Lega Nord (Northern League) will soon submit a resolution to the Council of the northern Italian region of Lombardy demanding that the Crimea be officially recognized as a part of the Russian Federation.

    According to the secretary of Lega Nord, the national MP Paolo Grimoldi, the document will be submitted to the regional Council in early June.

    "We are optimistic and hope that the resolution will be adopted," the politician said.

    The document calls for the regional executive body, …