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Italy: M5S leader vows to lift Russian sanctions “in the interest of Italy”01:04

Italy: M5S leader vows to lift Russian sanctions “in the interest of Italy”

Italy, Casaleggio
May 19, 2018 at 16:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

SOT, Luigi Di Maio, Five Star Movement (M5S) leader (Italian): "Look, we want to do what's in the program and what's in the contract. It is clear that some of those points must be obtained in Europe, on European tables, and we must go there, not only with an important political weight which this government has, because it is not based on turncoats but on two political forces voted by the people, who get together [to work together], but also with a staff of excellence that is able to mediate to achieve those results. Results in Europe are not attained just by politicians themselves, they are attained by the political will and the fact that you go there in all seriousness. We want to go there to work seriously, not to achieve goals for Russia, for the United States or for Germany... With all due respect. The objectives that are in the contract are for Italy and the Italians. And we've told this to everyone, even on European level, that from now on, the Italians come first. And then the deficit and the parameters."

The Leader of the 5 Star Movement (M5S) Luigi Di Maio said in Casaleggio on Saturday that the contract between Italy's two populist parties is "for Italy and the Italians".

Luigi stated that "results in Europe are not attained just by politicians themselves, they are attained by the political will and the fact that you go there in all seriousness. We want to go there to work seriously, not to achieve goals for Russia, for the United States or for Germany.”

The agreement between the left-wing MS5 and the far-right Lega Nord, which was revealed on Friday, demanded an end to EU sanctions on Russia. Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the EU has applied restrictions against Russian companies.

Italy: M5S leader vows to lift Russian sanctions “in the interest of Italy”01:04
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SOT, Luigi Di Maio, Five Star Movement (M5S) leader (Italian): "Look, we want to do what's in the program and what's in the contract. It is clear that some of those points must be obtained in Europe, on European tables, and we must go there, not only with an important political weight which this government has, because it is not based on turncoats but on two political forces voted by the people, who get together [to work together], but also with a staff of excellence that is able to mediate to achieve those results. Results in Europe are not attained just by politicians themselves, they are attained by the political will and the fact that you go there in all seriousness. We want to go there to work seriously, not to achieve goals for Russia, for the United States or for Germany... With all due respect. The objectives that are in the contract are for Italy and the Italians. And we've told this to everyone, even on European level, that from now on, the Italians come first. And then the deficit and the parameters."

The Leader of the 5 Star Movement (M5S) Luigi Di Maio said in Casaleggio on Saturday that the contract between Italy's two populist parties is "for Italy and the Italians".

Luigi stated that "results in Europe are not attained just by politicians themselves, they are attained by the political will and the fact that you go there in all seriousness. We want to go there to work seriously, not to achieve goals for Russia, for the United States or for Germany.”

The agreement between the left-wing MS5 and the far-right Lega Nord, which was revealed on Friday, demanded an end to EU sanctions on Russia. Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the EU has applied restrictions against Russian companies.

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