By Denis Dyomkin and Giulio Piovaccari
ITALIAN Prime Minister Matteo Renzi welcomed visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday but offered no sign of breaking ranks with international partners over European Union sanctions against Moscow.
Two weeks before the EU is due to decide whether to extend economic sanctions over Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, Renzi praised the “traditional Italian Russian friendship” but spoke of “divergent positions” on some issues.
“We are in a difficult international situation, not just on account of issues which do not unite us but also for issues which should see us ever more on the same …read more
Source: Cyprus Mail