Crocito: We don’t trust Russia and the diplomats with the fake news about land mines
“We warn Russia and its diplomatic stations against continuing to spread false news on this issue,” he added. So is the Minister of Defence, Guido Krusty, regarding photos of allegedly Italian-made mines spread on social media by the Russian Embassy in Italy. For Corcito, the Russian embassy in Italy, like the Russian Foreign Ministry, “lies knowing it is lying. The latest tweet from the Russian embassy contains, in particular, deliberately misleading, untruthful and seriously verified information, ”adds Crocito, speaking of“ insinuating and tendentious propaganda against our country.
According to Crocito, this is “insinuating and tendentious propaganda against our country that has always respected the rules of international law. Surprisingly – he continues – the use of fake news and out-of-context images to induce the reader to draw completely wrong conclusions. Mine reposted in the tweet (one anti-personnel and two anti for tanks) reminiscent of Italian-made “Valsella / Technovar” mines, which cannot be Italian for several reasons. First of all, because the production of anti-personnel mines in Italy ceased more than 28 years ago with a moratorium by the Italian government and subsequent law 374/1997 Who banned them definitively starting with the accession of our country, among the first signatories of the Ottawa Treaty against Landmines. Moreover – indicates the Minister of Defense – anti-personnel mines of Italian production were not exported until the beginning of the 1990s. The production license was also granted to other countries, as It is evident from the initials of the only anti-personnel mine shown in the photo, “Vs50” was not produced in Italy but in the Far East ».
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal: “Moscow has turned us into a minefield, the largest in the world”
“Russia has turned Ukraine into the largest minefield in the world, causing, among other things, serious problems in agriculture, which is one of the main branches of the Ukrainian economy.”
This was stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denise Schmeihal, according to the Polish site onet.
Moscow is planning a meeting between the human rights commissioners of Russia and Ukraine
Russian Commissioner for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova He said he had discussions with the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada, Dmitry Lubinets, with the possibility of meeting in Turkey from 12 to 14 January. “I confirm that I am planning this meeting. There will be a big forum in Turkey organized by the Turkish Commissioner. We discussed the possibility of holding a meeting and a provisional agenda.”
Hit Ukraine, ammunition depot in Melitopol: prolonged explosions
A Russian munitions depot is destroyed in the occupied city of Mlitopol as explosions continue for five hours. This was stated by the Ukrainian mayor of the city, Ivan Fedorovquoted by Interfax-Ukraine.
The warehouse was bombed last night, Fedorov said, and the subsequent explosions lasted from 1 to 6 am and by 13 the warehouse was destroyed. Ammunition was stored in Hidromache State Factoryin the city centre.
Kyiv: Moscow has turned us into the largest minefield in the world
“Russia has turned Ukraine into the largest minefield in the world, causing, among other things, serious problems in agriculture, which is one of the main branches of the Ukrainian economy.” This was stated by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, according to reports on the Polish website Oneh.
Special forces Wagner in Solidar to launch an attack on the city
“The Russian army sent the most experienced units of the Wagner Group to storm the city of Solidar in the Donetsk region.” This was stated by General Oleksandr Sersky, Commander of the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Army, according to the Polish portal Oneh.
Russian Embassy in Rome: “Deactivation of Italian mines”
“These Italian-made TS/6.1, S50 and TS/2,4 (MATS/2) mines were defused by Russian sappers on Ukrainian soil and displayed in the summer of 2022 at an exhibition of captured weapons at the Patriot Park in flies. How many of these “souvenirs of Italy” are still in Ukraine? People will suffer for a long time to come…” The Russian embassy in Rome wrote on Facebook, posting a photo of the alleged Italian mines.
Zelensky in conversation with North Macedonian Prime Minister Kovaczewski to discuss a possible escalation
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovaczewski Discuss the risks escalation in the front part and defense cooperation.
It should be noted that North Macedonia assumed the presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on January 1.
The war in Ukraine, Ursula von der Leyen: “Sassoli sounded the alarm about authoritarian regimes”
David Sassoli’s words when we visited a concentration camp together fusoli They were “prophetic” before the invasion of Ukraine.
This was confirmed by the President of the European Union Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, speaking in Rome while presenting the late president’s collection of speeches to the European Parliament.
In the summer of 2021, “David asked me to come with him to Fossoli,” von der Leyen recalls, his speech during the visit A love letter to the European UnionIt was born “in response to the horrors of the past and war.” So David asked a simple yet powerful question: Have you ever wondered why me authoritarian regimes Is everyone afraid of Europe? There is only one reason our values scare them, freedom, opportunity and peace.” «Let’s not forget who we are, this was months before the invasion of Ukraine, a country that had adopted European values. It was a prophecy”, asserted Von der Leyen, who later also mentioned how Sassoli had been declared persona non grata by Russia.
European Commissioner Timmermans travels to Kyiv for “green rebuilding”
Vice President of the European Commission for the Green Deal, France TimmermansTravel to Ukraine today to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky and discuss “the state of play in the country and the immediate needs on the ground in light of Russia’s intensified attacks on critical infrastructure.”
Through a written note from the European Commission, it was specified that Timmermans would discuss “in particular concrete support for the energy sector and energy supply, as well as the government’s plan for the reconstruction of Ukraine”.
In addition to his bilateral meeting with the President, the Executive Vice President will hold various meetings at the ministerial level, including a meeting with the Minister of Energy Herman Galushenko And with the Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, Ruslan Strelets.
In the memorandum, Brussels specifies that support for Ukraine’s reconstruction will be based on the goals of the European Green Agreement’s “development mode Renewable energy A just transition is at the heart of the country’s reconstruction plans.”
Lavrov Qin Gang telephone conversation
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang had a telephone conversation, during which they discussed Ukraine. The tax is reported. The two ministers also reportedly agreed that the US policy of “igniting confrontation” between Moscow and Beijing was “unacceptable”. In the conversation, the new Minister Qin Gang – again mentioned by TASS – said that he was ready to maintain close contacts with Lavrov, emphasizing that Beijing was ready to continue progress in relations with Moscow.
The war in Ukraine, Brody: “The crisis in Cuba at least had its balance”
The voice of former Prime Minister Romano Prodi underscores the current war scenario: “Today is a very difficult moment, it is the most exciting moment of the one I have experienced, even the moment of tension from Cuba’s missiles had its own balance.”
The words that come directly from the presentation of David Sassoli’s book “Wisdom and Audacity” at the Teatro Quirino in Rome. The war in Ukraine made Europe’s step forward even more important.
Romano Prodi also believes that “war has increased diversity and the polarization of the world is increasing”.
The war in Ukraine, the missiles on Kharkiv: Women among the hardest hit victims
Two women were killed by missiles fired by the Russian army at a market in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, this morning. Three other women and a 10-year-old girl were injured.
The Ukrainian News Agency reported the news Ukraineska Pravda.
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