The Russian state Duma Deputy Leonid Slutsky sent to the member of the Italian party “five star Movement” Vito Petrocelli letter with a request to remove the sanctions from Moscow. The text of the letter was published by Linkiesta.
Letter dated 27 APR. In this Russian MP asks Petrocelli “report this document Italian senators”.
“Western countries that call themselves democracies, have imposed various types of sanctions, almost one-third of the world population and not expect them to weaken even during combat coronavirus… I appeal to all politicians to desist from its destructive policy of sanctions,” says Slutsky.
In response to such actions Slutsky promised that Russia will continue to provide assistance to States affected by the pandemic.
The intention to give Italy the help of Russian President Vladimir Putin said on March 21 after a telephone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. The press service of the Kremlin has informedthat the assistance sought is the Italian side. Supply the Ministry of defense. On 25 March it was reportedthat in Italy flew for the 15th aircraft Il-76 “with equipment for diagnosis and disinfection activities.”
25 Mar Kuleba in a telephone conversation with the foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Kofod said that Russia is trying to manipulate the pandemic and to call for the lifting of sanctions under the guise of humanitarian reasons.
On March 26 Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a moratorium on economic sanctions in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus in the world.
On 3 April, Ukraine blocked an attempt by Russia to be held in the UN General Assembly resolution that would create the conditions to mitigate the anti-Russian sanctions.