Renzi in St. Petersburg says Italy working to build bridges with Russia

Premier Matteo Renzi said Friday: “We are working to build bridges. This is Italy’s objective. Italy thinks dialogue is needed, not closure. “That’s why today is important because we think that the reasons that bring us together and more than the ones that divide us”. (ANSA)

We do not hold a grudge and are ready to meet our European partners halfway,” the Russian president Putin told the economic forum in St. Petresburg.“But it certainly cannot be a one-way game.” (Russia Today)

“Europe and Russia share the same values” said the Italian Prime Minister. He continued by saying that Minsk Agreement should be fully implemented to restore good relations between Europe and Russia. (La Repubblica)