“Great alarm”. The activities of the Russian mercenary group Wagner “in many African countries call NATO and the European Union to great alarm”, Italian President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella said on Monday.
- He called for “an active and leading action of the European Union” against this aggression.
Meeting with Duda. Italian President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and Polish President Andrzej Duda are in “full agreement” over Ukraine and migrants, according to Mattarella’s remarks on Monday.
- Italy, he stated, will continue to provide Ukraine with any support necessary, including military aid, “against every imperialist impulse resulting from nationalist exasperations”. Mattarella expressed horror at “some inhuman behaviours that are being used in the war by the Russian armed forces, hitting targets and civilian infrastructure in a way that makes the aggression even crueller”.
- Migration flows, he said, are a challenge that must be “tackled together” by the European Union, and he called for “a new asylum policy” that takes into account the war in Ukraine, the destabilization of North Africa, and climate change. He added that coordinated action is the only way to address these issues and prevent further destabilization.