January 5, 2023, 00:13 – Public News Service – OSN

Italy cannot mediate between Russian Federation and Ukraine. This statement was made by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova.

Recall that earlier the head of the Italian Council of Ministers, George Meloni, announced the readiness of Rome to become the guarantor of a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine.

“It is strange to hear proposals for mediation from countries that, from the very beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, took an unequivocal and very aggressive anti-Russian position,” the representative of the diplomatic department noted, her words are quoted on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Zakharova added that due to the “engaged position” taken by Rome, Moscow cannot consider the Italian side either as an “honest broker” or as a possible guarantor of the diplomatic process to resolve the conflict.

Earlier, Zakharova said that a number of countries propose to resolve the situation in Ukraine by joint forces, but some of them pursue their own selfish goals and wish to receive foreign policy dividends. More on the topic read in material Public news service.