Italy's government to discuss status of Crimea

Italy's government to discuss status of Crimea

Italy’s new government will be discussing any issue, including the status of Crimea, the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said.

"It is an issue of the foreign minister. We will be discussing everything," Salvini said when asked whether Crimea might be recognized as part of Russia.

Salvini is a leader of the Lega Nord party that formed a coalition government with the Five Star Movement. In October 2014, he visited Crimea in the capacity of the party leader and a member of the European Parliament (MEP). The European delegation was then the first to pay a visit to the Black Sea peninsula after the referendum on reunification with Russia. Lega Nord was the first to recognize the results of the referendum, TASS recalls.

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