Alexander Rodnyansky on Italy-Ukraine ties. “We are very close, in a very positive and friendly relationship with Italy: this is very good. We are grateful for the support Italy has given us during this full-scale invasion,” said the advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and economist at Cambridge University in an interview with Askanews.
- “Italy is the third-largest country in the EU, the third-largest economy; it played an important role in supporting Ukraine over the war. What we want is to deepen relations with Italy,” he added.
Continued support. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who spoke on the phone with President Zelensky in late December, has promised to visit Kyiv before February 24. Her government is pushing to up NATO’s defence contributions to the Ukrainian resistance and actively working to supply the country with advanced air defence systems, as well as civilian equipment to restore its power grid.