Immense gratitude, consideration and trust in the role that Italy has played, is playing and could play in favor of Ukraine in terms of military aid, economic sanctions against Russia, and the commitment to rebuilding the country. “We are very grateful for the position of Draghi who confirmed yesterday during the meeting in Kiev that Ukraine must decide in which role it wants to negotiate. And we believe that Italian diplomacy could be extremely useful at the peace negotiating table,” in coordination with our diplomatic efforts. But we will be ready to negotiate only when the Russian Federation proves that it is too, by ceasing to destroy our country and kill our people. ” This was said to Adnkronos Oleksandr Kornienko, first vice president of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, at the head of the delegation of the Kiev Parliament visiting Rome, who, taking stock of the meetings held, said: “It was an intense program, we met with representatives of both chambers, presidents Fico and Casellati. We made agreements for collaboration and mutual support through parliamentary sessions and committees and we invited Fico to come to Ukraine “.
Numerous meetings of the delegation also with members of the Democratic Party, various representatives of the Foreign Ministry and the Deputy Minister of Defense Stefania Pucciarelli, with whom there was talk of “military aid also in light of the Russian strategy in this ‘total’ war”: ” we asked for long-range artillery, anti-tank weapons, multiple rocket launchers and anti-air defense to block the Russian advance. Italy has promised us support, but I can’t reveal what. ” At the center of the debates in the capital is also the “seventh package of economic sanctions against Russia and Italy’s renunciation of Russian energy sources. We remarked how the infamous behavior of Moscow will trigger suffering in many countries, especially in Africa, where, due to the blocking of grain products in the Black Sea ports will go hungry. For this reason we have insisted on the diplomatic need for moral sanctions against Moscow, which must be excluded from all international organizations and we have focused on the status of EU candidate for Ukraine, so that at the end of the war Kiev can have its place in the European family “.
The role proposed by Kiev for Rome in view of reconstruction is central: “We talked about it yesterday. Ukraine is open to various collaborations with Italy. Your country could take on the patronage of the cultural sphere in large and small cities. We know of the Italian government’s intention to bring the Mariupol theater back to life. We believe it can contribute to the reconstruction of other theaters, music schools, museums; To the reconstruction of cities and infrastructures, such as bridges and railways. The estimates of these interventions they are still underway, the official plan is not yet ready; we are working on it but it will be presented at the Lugano Conference in which I confirm that there will be a large Ukrainian delegation “. What will be the key points of the Reconstruction Plan? “The restoration of infrastructures and civil construction and the relaunch of production in the country which will focus on high technology, declined on the It (Information technology – ed) and military defense front, a sector in which Ukraine could become a leading country” , replies the first vice president of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the Adnkronos. “Today we have a completely destroyed metallurgical industry, problems with the export of agricultural products, but the great resource of intellectual assets that Russia cannot affect remains. We aim to expand the IT sector, enhancing the subsidized taxation platform for companies that operate in the sector. We talked about it before the war and we will continue to do so. ” (by Roberta Lanzara)
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