Di Maio sees Zelensky, ‘Italy will not abandon you’

(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 25 – Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, on a mission to Ukraine, met with President Volodymyr Zelensky. Di Maio, during the interview in Kiev, reiterated that “Italy will not abandon the Ukrainian people” and added that it is essential to seek the diplomatic path “to find peace and defend democracy”.

“We have chosen to be on the side of the Ukrainian people. In defending Europe we can only encourage them to continue and we offer our condolences to the government and the people for yet another attack by civilians on the Dnipro station, with 25 dead including a child. “, stressed the foreign minister.

“We must hope that nothing changes, that we continue to support this country with all possible strength because Ukraine is the frontier of Europe, it is not only defending itself”, Di Maio then specified to Irpin, answering those who asked if Italy’s attitude towards Kiev will change with the next government. “Here in Irpin there is a city destroyed, razed to the ground, and in Italy there are still those who deny the facts that occurred at the hands of Russian troops, by Putin”, said the head of the Farnesina. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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