Anti-Russian sanctions not to be lifted until Ukraine’s territorial integrity restored, - Italian PM

The importance of the continuation of the sanction policy against Russia was discussed at Zelensky, Conte meeting
12:30, 25 September 2019

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
President's press service

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that the anti-Russian sanctions cannot be lifted until the territorial integrity of Ukraine is restored as the Office of the President of Ukraine reported after Conte’s meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky at the UNGA sidelines.

“During the meeting, the parties discussed the importance of the continuation of the sanction policy against Russia. The Prime Minister of Italy noted that the sanctions cannot be lifted until the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine are restored,” the message said.

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