Ukrianian court puts on hold lawsuit against ban on Russian social networksWorld May 28, 6:10
Russia’s Lasitskene wins high jump in Diamond League event in Eugene, USSport May 28, 4:59
Havana Airport gets Russian-made air traffic control systemsWorld May 28, 4:16
Guests of FIFA 2018 World Cup sure to get warm welcome in Russia — LavrovSport May 28, 2:25
Kantemir Balagov’s "Closeness" gets Cannes Festival’s International Critics’ PrizeSociety & Culture May 28, 1:03
Anti-church laws in Ukraine may cause religious strife — Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchWorld May 28, 0:22
Russia’s national football team absolutely clear of doping — doctorSport May 28, 0:14
Russian cyclist Zakarin finishes second in Giro d’Italia Stage 20Sport May 27, 22:27
Putin, Erdogan agree to develop coordination of efforts for settlement in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 19:29
BRUSSELS, October 21. /TASS/. New sanctions against Russia would more likely become an alibi for internal decisions than a constraining factor, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Friday after the EU summit in Brussels.
"We have demonstrated the highest determination in pursuing a tough policy which does not consider new sanctions against Russia as they would become an alibi for making domestic decisions but not a restricting factor," Renzi said, noting that Italy was not the only nation to have such point of view.
"The final document of the Council of the European Union reflects the opinions of foreign ministers of the United States, Italy, Germany and France," he said adding the UK’s position was a bit different.
Along with this, the Italian prime minister expressed his satisfaction that "the positions on migration, Russia and trade were taken into account" at the summit.
"The result of our work is satisfactory," he said.
Earlier, Italian media reported that Italy, which had put an issue of a relationship with Russia on the summit agenda, insisted on removing the wording threatening sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s allies.