Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Italian authorities minimize relations with Kiev regime

21 September 2018
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The Italian authorities responded to the appeal of the Italian public to minimize relations with the Kiev regime. This was stated by the Chairman of the DPR Representative Center in Italy, Maurizio Marrone.
"The Italian government has responded to our call to react to the terrorist actions of the Kiev authorities. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was deprived of the status of an honorary citizen of Verona at the request of a member of the City Council from the "League of the North" Vito Comencini."
Poroshenko was awarded this title in 2016 as a token of gratitude for the return to Italy 17 masterpieces of paintings stolen from the city museum of Castelvecchio and later founded in Ukraine. However, the decision of the Verona city council to confer the title of honorary citizen to the Ukrainian president caused protests from many residents and public organizations of Veneto.