Andrey Yermak, head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, expressed his gratitude to the Italian government for “what has been done and what will be done in coming months”, during an interview with Sky TG24 TV channel.
“We´re looking forward to Giorgia Meloni’s official visit to Kyiv and I do believe Italy could be one of Western nations that will lead Ukraine to victory,” Mr. Yermak stated, while alluding to Rome’s military support to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia.
“We still need military equipment, ammunition and tanks,” said Yermak who reaffirmed “it is quite important for Italy to aid Ukraine.”
On Thursday, the Italian Enterprises Minister Adolfo Urso paid a working visit to Kyiv to reaffirm his government’s support to Ukraine in the war conflict with Russia and to assess future actions.
Past January 7, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan phoned Francesco Taló, Meloni’s advisor, to talk about putting more pressure on the resumption of weapon supply to the Ukrainian army, including Samp-T medium-range surface-to-air anti-missile systems.
The 5 Star Movement (M5S) opposed the decree on new arms shipments by Italy, as it believes, said the party’s legislator Ettore Licheri, member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, that “whoever is sincerely in favor of peace cannot fail to take sides against any military escalation.”