ROME, Nov 5 Italian Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni assured , that there will be no problems with the supply of Italian weapons to Ukraine, while noting that all parties in the ruling majority previously “voted unanimously” on this issue.
“We are working to fulfill all the required international obligations. I do not think that this will create problems for the majority,” she said on Friday evening during a press conference following a government meeting.
“When the centre-right forces had to vote on these issues, they voted unitedly, because Italy stood firm and seriously in support of the cause of Ukraine,” Meloni recalled in this regard.
Earlier, some local media reported that Rome had frozen the approval of the next, sixth package of military assistance to Kyiv. At the same time, it was pointed out that this “pause” was due to the need to coordinate deliveries with NATO and to consider in detail Ukraine's specific requests for new weapons. According to this information, another decree on Italian military assistance to Kyiv may be adopted as early as mid-November.
Earlier, Moscow sent a note to NATO countries because of arms supplies to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that any cargo that contains weapons for Ukraine will become a legitimate target for Russia. The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation stated that the NATO countries are “playing with fire” by supplying weapons to Ukraine. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov noted that pumping Ukraine with weapons from the West does not contribute to the success of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations and will have a negative effect.