Category Archives: Italy

Documentary on Markiv case to be screened in Italian Parliament

The Wrong Place (Не в тому місці) will be screened in the Italian Parliament on February 14. It highlights the case against Ukrainian National Guardsman Vitaliy Markiv and the killing of Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli near then-occupied Sloviansk in May, 2014. Members of the press and media are invited to attend the screening, which will take place at 14:30 on February 14, 2020

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Italian channel calls Ukraine 'Little Russia,' embassy demands correction

Ukraine’s Embassy in Italy has responded to a remark made by a TV host of Italy’s national public broadcasting company RAI, who called Ukraine “Little Russia.” The Ukrainian diplomatic mission reported this on its Facebook page. “In connection with an incorrect and even insulting remark made by the host of the Italian show L’Eredita on the RAI television channel (January

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Italian court used Russian fake news in Markiv case – NYT

A large amount of “evidence” in the case of Vitaliy Markiv, a Ukrainian National Guard serviceman convicted in Italy, has been used from Russian propaganda sources. This is stated in an article titled “How Russian Propaganda Showed Up in an Italian Murder Trial,” which was published in The New York Times on December 17. As it turned out, among the

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Markiv case: Italian political party asks for European Commission observers at appeal hearings

Secretary of the Italian party Più Europa (+Europe), Benedetto Della Vedova, recently sent a letter about the Markiv case to the President of the newly created European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders. It concerns the trial of first instance in Pavia, Italy, which sentenced Ukrainian soldier Vitaliy Markiv (who also has Italian

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U.S. Charges Russian Companies for Attempt to Evade Trade Sanctions

U.S. federal prosecutors have charged Russian, Italian and U.S. companies and several employees for allegedly trying to evade U.S. sanctions by providing a U.S.-manufactured power turbine to a Russian state-controlled business, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The unidentified Russian company was barred from acquiring the turbine under U.S. sanctions imposed after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. But

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IOM: Some 49,000 Ukrainians victims of human trafficking over past three years

22:40, 02 December 2019 UKRAINE About 94% of affected Ukrainians are those who suffered from labor exploitation. Over the last three years about 49,000 Ukrainians could have suffered from human trafficking, according to the International Organization for Migration. The vast majority (94%) of the victims suffered from labor exploitation. Over a half (65%) of the victims identified by the IOM

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Russian, Italian charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from US aviation company

A Russian national and an Italian national were charged earlier this month with conspiring and attempting to steal trade secrets from American company GE Aviation, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Alexander Yuryevich Korshunov, 57, and Maurizio Paolo Bianchi, 59, were alleged to have hired consultants for jet engine accessory work between 2013 and 2018 who used trade secrets owned by

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Ukraine: Letter from soldier Vitaliy Markiv, sentenced to 24 years by an Italian court

2019/08/25 – 11:03 On August 24, 2019, Maryna But, a member of the Ukrainian community in Italy, received a letter from Vitaliy Markiv, written on August 9, 2019 from his place of detention in Pavia, Italy. Here is part of Vitaliy’s letter. We can only read, admire and support the spirit of this young Ukrainian fighter. “Happy Independence Day, Ukraine!

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Italy Aide Linked to Russia Funding Accusations Frequented Moscow – BuzzFeed

An aide to Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, at the center of accusations the ruling League party sought millions of euros via a secret Russian oil deal, flew back-and-forth to Moscow last year, news website BuzzFeed said on Thursday. Flight records show Salvini’s former spokesman Gianluca Savoini went to Moscow on three separate occasions last year in the run-up

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