Ukraine. We must “do everything” not to send more weapons – Salvini – English

(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 26 – League leader Matteo Salvini reiterated his opposition to Italy sending more weapons to Ukraine at an ANSA forum on Thursday.
“The most powerful weapon will be diplomacy, not missiles or warheads,” Salvini said when asked about military aid policy in Kyiv after the Russian invasion.
“We are sending aid to save lives and defending the national interest means doing everything to avoid sending more weapons.
“I no longer intend to speak of sending arms but of sending diplomats.
“I hope there will be no (new) vote on sending arms.
“In this case, the League will repeat that the most powerful weapon is diplomacy.
“I believe that thinking in this way is also in the interest of (Prime Minister Mario) Draghi.
“I don’t want to be too optimistic, but it seems to me that both sides want to reason.
“The search for dialogue is also making its way into the leadership of the USA”. (ANSA).

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Martin E. Berry