Ukraine, Russia: “Italy cannot guarantee a peace agreement”

Zakharova: “Given your partisan position, we cannot consider you an honest intermediary. It is known that Italy supplies anti-personnel mines to Kiev”

L’Italy cannot be considered a “possible guarantor” of the peace process nor an “honest intermediary” in the conflict in Ukraine. She stated it the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharovacommenting during a press conference on the words of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who in recent days had stated that “Italy is ready to guarantee a possible peace agreement”.

“Many countries claim that they are willing to participate in the resolution of the Ukrainian crisis”, continued the spokeswoman, according to which “some do it sincerely, others pursue their own selfish goals, trying to ‘wedge’ themselves into the negotiation process to obtain foreign policy dividends “.

“However, it is strange for us to hear proposals for mediation from countries which, since the very beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, have taken an unequivocal and very aggressive anti-Russian position”, not only supporting “the bloody regime in Kiev” , but providing military and military-technical assistance and “deliberately pumping the most modern weapons into Ukraine. It is known that Italy, along with a wide range of weapons and military equipment, supplies Kiev with landmines“, added Zakharova.

“These irresponsible actions not only multiply the number of victims, including among the civilian population of Donbass, but delay the end of the conflict – concluded the spokeswoman – Kiev’s western sponsors, unfortunately including Italy, are not even thinking of stopping, on the contrary, supplies are increasing. Obviously, given the partisan position assumed by Italy, we cannot consider it either an honest intermediary or a possible guarantor of the peace process”.