“As Italy, we are determined to pass clear, unitary, firm messages to Moscow, in close coordination with our European partners and allies, NATO and the OSCE, that discourage any aggression or escalation”, underlined Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio. speaking of the Ukrainian crisis on the occasion of the meeting at the Farnesina with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Al-Thani. “At the same time, we remain committed to promoting a diplomatic and sustainable solution also in the framework of the Minsk agreements and the Normandy format,” he concluded. On February 15, according to what has been learned, Di Maio could fly to Kiev for a diplomatic mission (LIVE UPDATES – SPECIAL UKRAINIAN CRISIS).
The return of diplomatic personnel
On Saturday 12 February, following the coordination meeting on the situation in Ukraine chaired by Di Maio at the Farnesina, it was decided in agreement with the European Union embassies present in the country to bring back the “non-essential personnel of our diplomatic headquarters to Kiev, which will remain fully operational in any case “.