Category Archives: Italy

In Nod To Russia, U.S. Condemns Foreign Military Involvement In Libya

Russia has been helping Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).

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U.S. To Move Troops From Germany, In Shift That Esper Says Will Strengthen NATO Against Russia

July 29, 2020 15:13 GMT – By RFE/RL WASHINGTON — The United States will move almost 12,000 troops out of Germany, relocating some of them to Belgium and Italy, in a strategic shift the Pentagon says will help deter Russia. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on July 29 that the repositioning will strengthen NATO, enhance deterrence against Russia, and improve U.S.

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Russia’s European lobby: Italian provocations against Ukraine have been directed from the Kremlin

Article by: Natalia Tolub Promote Ukraine together with the International Center for Countering Russian Propaganda is finalizing a study on the Kremlin’s “mouthpieces” in Europe. Today we will consider Italy, which is one of the three largest economic partners of Ukraine in the EU and is one of the main trade partners of our country in the world. But we should

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Russia asks Italy to “put pressure” on Brussels in cancellation of sanctions issue, – media

Russia wants Italy to pay for humanitarian aid in this way The Russian government is asking Italy to pay for the humanitarian aid sent, “pushing” Brussels to lift the sanctions. This was reported by Linkiesta, referring to a letter from the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Italy, Sergei Razov. “Finally, Moscow billed after aid (including military assistance) was sent

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Italians offered EUR 200 for praising Putin’s help on camera – media

09:00, 14 April 2020 Videos are to be posted on social networks. Italians are being offered EUR 200 for starring in a video to be shot by “Russian media”, thanking Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, for humanitarian assistance. Such proposals are being spun via WhatsApp messenger, Italy’s La Repubblica reports. “They need 15 Italians who will say something good

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Think tank: La Stampa’s findings on intel-gathering nature of Russian “aid” mission in Italy confirmed

Russian aid sent to Italy is, in fact, useless, while among troops deployed there are not just military doctors, but also intelligence operatives, spec-ops officers, and military chemists, the report says. While Russia is threatening an Italian newspaper over the report revealing the true objective of the Russian military team deployed in Italy, the analysis of documentary material confirms the

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Twenty Ukrainian doctors flew to aid of Italy, – Lyashko

They will be there for 14 days To help Italy in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic 20 Ukrainian doctors flew, they will be there for 14 days. The Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko announced this information due briefing. If there is a normal epidemic situation upon their return to Ukraine, they will

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Italy and Russia Spar Over Alleged Coronavirus Spies

Italy was engaged in a war of words with Russia on Friday over allegations Moscow hid spies among doctors it had sent to the country’s coronavirus epicenter near Milan. The unusual exchange between the traditionally friendly nations followed the publication of an Italian newspaper story about the purportedly nefarious nature of the Russian mission. The Russians came last week to help disinfect

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Italy may exit EU due to delay in assistance against coronavirus

Leader of Italian political party ‘League’, former vice-premier of Italy called EU ‘den of snakes and jackals’ The leader of the Italian political party League, former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, announced the possible withdrawal of his country from the European Union due to the delay in helping to overcome the coronavirus epidemic, as Affar Italiani reports. “This is

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Psy-ops and disinformation campaign in Italy amid crisis

18:40, 27 March 2020 There’s every reason to believe the campaign is launched from beyond the country. A group of Russian military arrived in Italy exactly at the moment an active campaign was launched across social networks, calling for the country’s withdrawal from the EU. Such calls are being spun on Twitter with a relevant ITALEXIT hashtag by a swarm

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La Stampa: 80% of humanitarian aid from Russia for Italy was useless

About 80% of the humanitarian aid that Russia sent to Italy to fight the coronavirus turned out to be ” absolutely useless or of little use,” the La Stampa newspaper writes, citing sources. The publication notes that Russian assistance consisted of equipment for the disinfection of territories and other special equipment of this type, while, for example, China sent mainly medical masks and mechanical ventilation devices to

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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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