Enrico LettaThe leader of the Democratic Party (PD), the main progressive formation in Italy, reassured this Thursday: Journalistic revelations about the far-right leader’s connections Matteo Salvini “annoying” with Russia and it is necessary to know whether it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who brought the end of the Mario Draghi government.
“We want to know if it was Putin who overthrew the government. Draghi“According to intelligence documents, there were alleged contacts between a Salvini adviser and an official from the Russian Embassy in Rome for a possible withdrawal of Italian ministers, Letta told the newspaper “La Stampa” this Thursday. extreme right party.
However, the delegated authority for the security of the Republic denied later, the involvement of intelligence services, “lack of any basis”.
Draghi resigned last week after Salvini’s League, along with Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative Forza Italia (FI) and Giuseppe Conte’s populist 5 Star Movement (M5S).e Withdraw parliamentary support and force the call for early elections After forcing the fall of the “National Unity” Executive.
“Today’s findings on the links between Salvini and Putin’s Russia at La Stampa are disturbing, the election campaign starts off in the worst way, with a large stain. “We want to know if it was Putin who overthrew the Draghi government,” Letta said.
Former prime minister announced that he will ask Intervention of the Parliamentary Committee for the Security of the Republic (Copasir) controls intelligence services because “if it were, infinite gravity would be a thing.”
Salvini described the information in “La Stampa” as follows: “fake news” Y “nonsense”announced the corporate denial that occurred soon after.
“It seems to me the usual fantasy about Putin, fascism, racism, Nazism, sovereignty. I don’t think Putin is behind the waste-to-energy plant. Roma” referred to the incinerator, which was one of the reasons the M5S did not support Draghi.
PD and centrist Italia Viva (IV) are already a Urgent briefing in the House of Representatives Acting Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio also asked the Union leader for clarification and warned that “attention to Russian influences in this election campaign” is needed.
Di Maio, who recently left M5S, which he led until January 2020, had already warned on July 15 that they were “costing” in Moscow. ‘Putin got Draghi in trouble’ He refers to the League and M5S, which are described as pro-Russian because of their good relations with Moscow.
And Copasir’s chairman, Adolfo Urso, explained after Draghi’s fall: they were “handling” the issue When asked about the possible impact of Russian disinformation services on the election campaign: “We are one of its main targets”sure.