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Russian Hand Report on Fake News of Government Crisis-Salvini-English

(ANSA)-Rome, July 28-League leader Matteo Salvini said Thursday that reports of possible Russian influence in the government crisis led to the collapse of Mario Draghi’s executives last week.

Thursday’s daily La Stampa published a report on possible contacts between Antonio Capuano, Salvini’s adviser on international affairs, and Oleg Koschkov, an official at the Russian embassy. ..

Moscow reported that the league questioned the possibility of withdrawing the minister from the Draghi administration.

“Let’s be serious,” Salvini said around a meeting of the farmers’ union Cordiletti when asked if Russia was involved in the government crisis.

“Official denial is underway. The spread of fake news is very serious.

“We are with the West and democracy.”

The office of Chief Cabinet Secretary Franco Gabrielli said it was not true that Italian intelligence reported allegations of contact between Capuano and the Russian embassy.

However, La Stampa defended the work, stating that it was based on an informal summary of intelligence activity on this issue.

Dragi’s ruling coalition broke the league last week, and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (FI) and Five Star Movement (M5S) couldn’t support a vote of confidence, leading to the dissolution of parliament and a sudden election on September 25. connected.

In the past, Salvini has made several praises to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

However, Salvini has accused Moscow of invading Ukraine.

The center-left Democratic Party (PD) and the center-left IV party called for an urgent briefing in the House of Representatives parliament Thursday.

Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio also asked for an explanation.

“These issues are very worrisome,” Dimaio said.

“I tell Salvini that he has to explain his relationship with Russia.”

Even Italy’s Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, a league ally, said it was in favor of clarification. (ANSA).

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