Italian prime minister says Putin pledged to set up commission on Navalny case

Italian prime minister says Putin pledged to set up commission on Navalny case
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin said during their conversation that Moscow planned to set up a commission to investigate the circumstances of the incident with Russian blogger Alexei Navalny, APA reports citing TASS.

"President Putin assured me that Russia plans to find out what happened announcing that he planned to establish a commission for the investigation and also expressed readiness to work with the German authorities," Conte said in an interview with Il Foglio newspaper published on Thursday.

The Italian prime minister also highlighted the importance of Russian-EU cooperation in investigating the incident with Navalny. According to him, this cooperation could prevent a negative fallout for relations between Russia and the European Union. "Cooperation is the best way to prevent negative consequences of this dramatic incident for relations between the EU and Russia," Conte said. Like all European partners, Italy believes that it is necessary to fully clarify the details of this incident and find those behind it.

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