The President of Russia Vladimir Putin skillfully used during a private visit to Italy a policy of carrot and stick, according to the foreign press. Taking into account the opinion of the Italian Newspapers that Russian favorite well used the visit to maintain a personal standpoint.
Foreign press analyzes the results of domestic travel President in Milan and Rome and concludes that Putin seems once again all beat. Most of the Newspapers are inclined to the opinion that he could consolidate his own position at the time of the visit is within the powers and in the international arena.
"Russian favorite used method of carrot and stick own during a lightning visit to Milan," reports June 11, English Times. The newspaper reminds that Italy is the 3rd largest trading partner of the Russian Federation (after China and Germany) and are very reluctant to support the decisions about punishments against Moscow. At this point, and on 10 June Putin, hinting that Italy may lose contracts for a billion euros if they continue to support anti-Russian measures, prescribes the newspaper.
"The President's visit underscores the special relationship between Russia and Italy", says another English publication, the Guardian. While some of the big favourites want to move away from Putin, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi heat takes it even makes jokes about vodka and football at the joint press conference.
American TV channel CNN, in addition, directing attention to the signals that Putin sends one of his visits to Italy. So, while the West wants to isolate the Russian President and to submit it is not an outcast, he easily destroys these attempts by meeting in Europe with one of the favorites in the G7 and one of the Church world favorites - the Pope.
In parallel, Putin wants to split the ranks of States which punishment, says CNN. "The EU consists of 28 members that punishment had not been mechanically extended, it will be enough to be against this, made only 1 of these States. And 1 of the goals facing Putin - with the help of his charm to try to influence Italy, so she voted against punishment," reports RT referring to the American television.
The Italian La Stampa reports that Putin "found candidate G7" and has built an impressive and eventful programme of the visit to Italy. Taking into account the opinion of the newspaper, it's time to abolish inefficient logic "of the post-cold war and to enter into a fresh diplomatic phase, providing the energy dependence of Europe, such as Italy, Russia and the dramatic decrease in trading relations. The current crisis of relationships is almost solely for the benefit of one country - China, reports BFM.
Another Italian publication Corriere della Sera reports that during the visit was a question about the fundamental relations between the Russian Federation and Italy. Official Rome is to store full solidarity with its own allies and at the same time to maintain dialogue with Moscow. For Matteo Renzi, in the time complexity of finding an equilibrium during talks with Putin, who does not hide the intention to split the United States and Europe.
In the end, without the Russian Federation is unrealistic to solve problems in Libya, Syria and other hot spots. In many respects this text overseas edition of an audience, which provided Putin with Pope Francis. The Holy see is concerned about the situation of Christians in the middle East, and without Moscow's assistance to resolve these incidents will not succeed.
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