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Italy backs 'strong pressure' of sanctions - Mattarella

Italian president talks of war in Ukraine during visit to Tirana

08 September, 17:23
(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 8 - President Sergio Mattarella reiterated Italy's support for sanctions on Russia following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine during a visit to the Albanian capital Tirana on Thursday. "There is great concern (about the war in Ukraine)," Mattarella said. "Italy continues to maintain great support for Kyiv. "Italy considers it necessary to maintain strong pressure via sanctions to overcome this deplorable situation of war caused by Russia. "We hope for negotiations that lead to peace. "The agreement for the transport of Ukrainian grain is a good signal". (ANSA).

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