The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine apperceived with indignation the statements of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Italy Matteo Salvini in his interview to the newspaper «The Washington Post», in which the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine were put in doubt.
We condemn the position of the Italian politician as not grounded on real facts and contradicting to the recognized principles and norms of international law.
To voice protest and to receive clarifications from the Italian side, the Foreign Ministry has invited the Ambassador of Italy.
We expect the Italian government once again to condemn Russian aggression against Ukraine, the occupation of Crimea and Donbas.
We are convinced that irresponsible statements and declarations by some politicians are unable to cast doubt on the firm stand of the international community with regard to supporting Ukraine in restoring its sovereignty and territorial integrity.