The leader of the Italian sovereignist League party, Matteo Salvini, asked the European Union to review the sanctions against Russia because “they do not harm those who are sanctioned but those who sanction”, in reference to the rise of energy prices.
“Many businessmen ask me to review the sanctions against Russia because it is the only case in the world in which the sanctions, aimed at stopping the war and hitting a regime, do not harm those who are sanctioned but those who sanction,” Salvini said. from Fano, in the Marche region, one of the stages of his electoral tour ahead of the political elections on September 25.
The League leader added: “With these measures the Italians are losing and the Russians are winning, so in Brussels there is someone who has miscalculated. We must continue to support, defend and help the Ukrainian people, but the sanctions are not harming to Russia.
Likewise, he attacked the European Union (EU) by declaring that “it is co-responsible for these increases with green ideological policies. Europe must protect families and companies. The emergency now is the electricity and gas bill. Everything that will come in October, November, December has time to face.
Statements to which the general secretary of the progressive Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, responded with a phrase on social networks: “Putin could not have said it better.”
The energy crisis, with the increase in electricity bills, continues to be one of the main issues in the electoral campaign.
For his part, the leader of Forza Italia, Silvio Berlusconi, also today called for immediate action to be taken. “The State must bear, at least a significant part, the costly bills, if possible without resorting to budget variations, but certainly without hesitation or delay. Europe must find the ability to speak with one voice, as well as in matters of foreign and defense policy, also in energy matters, in order to have bargaining power over prices”.