Italy paid a high price for the punishment relative to Russia, but before the end had fulfilled its obligations to partners, said the foreign Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni.
"in the Anglo-Saxon printing position of Italy (on the Ukrainian crisis) is often characterized as indecisive, whereas in reality we always fulfilled our duties to the end, applying punishment (against Russia) And leading air patrols NATO in the skies over the Baltic. And we paid a high price for it. The only difference is that we believe that we should always keep a dialogue with Moscow, " gentiloni said in the interview to the newspaper Stump, his words are quoted by the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
Gentiloni has shown that it is impossible to forget about Russia's role in finding solutions to international crises " since arriving at consensus with Iran on its nuclear program And ending with Syria, And Libya ", RIA " Novosti ". The situation in Ukraine, the head of Italian diplomacy, which is obliged to visit Kiev on may 5, evaluates as " extremely fragile And vulnerable." The situation remains vulnerable, but what has been achieved (through the mediation of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande And German Chancellor Angela Merkel an agreement to stop the fire is observed, And only two weeks ago they managed to reach agreement on selection of the "heavy guns" that are required to be allocated, " said Gentiloni. In the process of meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Italian Minister, according to his statement, wishes to raise the issue of speedy carrying out economic And constitutional reforms, including the transfer of autonomy to the Donbass. Relations between Russia And the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU And the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements between Kiev And militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil And defense industries.