The leader of the opposition party of the Italian " Northern League ", an MEP and one of the most popular politicians in the Apennines Matteo Salvini came to the plenary meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg in a t-shirt with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"This is my answer eurocream who play war with Putin and Russia. You have to be stupid to play war with Russia, " said Salvini.
The leader of the "Northern League" clarified that bought a shirt in one of his visits to the Russian Federation, RIA " Novosti ". In October 2014 Salvini during the visit to the Russian Federation came to a meeting of the state Duma in a t-shirt with the inscription " there is No anti-Russian sanctions ". Salvini, who uses the Apennines very popular, giving personal rating only the leader of the ruling Democratic party, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who actively opposed the anti-Russian sanctions. He became the only party leader of Italy, who openly called for the respect of the reunification of Crimea with Russia. Before 42-year-old politician Also stated that they would like to see Vladimir Putin as Prime Minister of Italy. November 13, Salvini, consistently adhering to the Pro-Russian position in the Ukraine crisis, in an interview to the Italian newspaper Tgcom24 spoke harshly critical about the EU and the US confrontation with Russia. Also Salvini, who was in the Crimea, said that eventually entered against Russia punishment and accepted Moscow's response to the European farmers lost 5 billion euros. Salvini Also expressed harsh criticism of the policy of the government under the leadership of Matteo Renzi. A Senate of the Italian Parliament has strongly criticized concerning punishment EU against Russia, calling them " irresponsible."