The Italian government will support the extension of European Union sanctions against Russian Federation

Lloyd Doyle
October 20, 2018

Three diplomats told the Reuters news agency that Italy is also resisting European Union proposals to impose sanctions on countries that carry out cyberattacks, in another move seen as being in favour of Moscow.

On Wednesday, 17 October, said the Vice-Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Salvini during his visit to Moscow. "If the political leadership is trying to subdue the Church, and this is not good", - said the politician.

Brussels imposed sanctions on Russian Federation in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea and is likely to move to renew them when they expire at the end of January. "Of course, there is no sense in what they are", said Salvini.


In July of the current year, Matteo Salvini, leader of the right populist party the Northern League, has said it will put an end to the European Union sanctions against Russian Federation. The EU's dominant powers, Germany and France, and most other EU members have said the sanctions should stay in place until progress is made in ending that conflict. "I really believe that we should look for instruments and policies to be applied with putting this into consideration", Szijjarto said.

He stated this in an interview with la Repubblica, citing Reuters, reports "UKRINFORM". Its calls for de-escalating tensions with Moscow have grown louder since a new, anti-establishment government took office in Italy in June. The interior minister and leader of the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League party added: "I feel at home in Russian Federation while I don't in other European countries".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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