Residence of the Ambassador of Ukraine has sent a demarche to the foreign Ministry of Italy in connection with the statements bureaucrat of the Ministry of economic development of Italy Federico Eichberg about the imminent lifting of sanctions with Russia, said the Ukrainian media citing a diplomatic source.
A written demarche signed by Ambassador was sent on Tuesday, in the paper he questioned the competence of the envoy of the Ministry for clarification of the decision by the government of Italy, transfers " Ukrainian truth ".
Federico Eichberg, who heads the Directorate for international trade policy at the Ministry of economic development of Italy, at the Symposium on trade with Russia has announced that the government will block the extension of sanctions against Russia. The Ukrainian diplomat has made the initiative to the leadership of the foreign Ministry of Italy " to respond to the phrase of Eichberg, are directly in conflict with the official position of the government ". According to a source, "the demarche was not left without attention," in the near future it is expected the official reaction of the government. Despite formal adherence to anti-Russian sanctions by the EU, Italy has more than once expressed disagreement with this policy. Fifteen April, the head of the Board of Directors of the Bank " Intesa (Intesa Sanpaolo) Antonio Fallico reported that Italy lost about 5 billion euros due to the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions