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Italian PM urges NATO unity in supporting Ukraine

Italian PM urges NATO unity in supporting Ukraine Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni called on NATO countries to maintain unity in supporting Ukraine, according to ANSA.

Meloni and Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu during a joint press conference on Thursday, February 15, confirmed full support for Ukraine.

"We have reaffirmed our full support for Ukraine, for my part I have confirmed our intention to continue to make an active contribution to the security of our eastern allies: we are convinced that the Atlantic Alliance must continue to show cohesion, unity, in line with a 360-degree approach to Euro-Atlantic security and also relaunching action on the southern flank," said the Italian Prime Minister.

In December 2023, the Italian government adopted a resolution allowing the country to provide military support to Ukraine until the end of 2024. This decision was to be supported by the country's parliament.

Meanwhile, Italy's Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani called on the European Union to form its own army that would play a role in peacekeeping and prevent conflicts.

Recently, Reuters reported that Italy hopes to use its presidency of the G7 to challenge perceptions that Russia is winning in Ukraine.

On February 8, 2024, the Italian Chamber of Deputies gave the green light to extend military aid to Ukraine.