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From Maria Theresa Meli

Alert up to two thousand soldiers to deploy in the countries of the East. Minister Greni: Dialogue is our priority


Italy is ready to do its part It has already confirmed that it is ready to make its contribution if NATO decides to strengthen the apparatus in which it is deployed Defending the southeast flank of Europe. this is me our armyif in NATO defense ministers meetingscheduled for February 16 and 17will be decided Intensify deterrence measures towards Russia, They are ready to leave forever to BulgariaL’Hungarythe Slovakia and the roman
to.

But New italian mission To deal with the crisis in Ukraine must be first Authorized by the Italian Parliament. on this Lorenzo Guerini He was very clear at the hearing in the House and Senate Defense Committees, on February 8: that further activities would obviously be subject to Parliamentary debate, along with any other moments of debate regarding theThe development of the crisis. Not to mention the fact – another fact that our Secretary of Defense is well aware of – that must be there As well as the green light for the host countries.

In this case Italy can send up to two thousand soldiers. But the number has not yet been determined, and it is still too early to make an official estimate: to get a clearer picture, we need to wait for the meeting of NATO defense ministers that will start next Wednesday. Anyway, that’s it At the request of NATOAnd our defense general staff already Increase the readiness of reinforcement departments, or the speed at which they will be able to take a position. Therefore, if necessary, after the green light from Parliament and the approval of the host countries, The Italian army could arrive in a few days to fortify the southeastern flank of Europe.

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Minister Guerinithat the man who likes to weigh both gestures and words, She moves with great insight At this juncture, convinced of the fact that it is necessary to move forward on a dual trackand combine military tool and the Diplomacy. The Italian defense owner, in constant contact with his NATO colleagues, knows this The risk of escalation is very high Therefore, he believes that work should be done so as not to inflame tension. But at the same time Guerini thinks it’s necessary Send a message to Russia
unequivocally clear: An attack in Kiev will have serious consequences. Therefore, the main road of the Italian government is the road Insist on dialogue possibilities At all sites and at the same time not to completely abandon the basic principles of safety that must be ensured. The same The path taken by all NATO allies.

Italy, however, is already involved in NATO operations in that region. It falls within the scope of the mission resolution for 2022, a continuation of missions approved last year. Moreover, in general, after United States of America Our country is among the countries in which most soldiers participate in NATO missions.

in LatviaThe Baltic state, located on the border between Russia and Belarus, exists 250 Italian soldiers: a Alpine battalion With Centauro heavy armored vehicles. Last week the Minister of Defense flew to Latvia and met with them. On that occasion, Guerini also gave an interview to his Latvian counterpart Artis Pabrix. Our Eurofighter is located in Constanta, Romania: intended to protect the airspace near the Black Sea. They defend the skies of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Slovenia, Romania and Montenegro (ie, countries with veterans or no objectors) to immediately identify any violation or violation and take appropriate countermeasures. still , Italian ships patrolling the eastern Mediterranean Where have we been lately Intensification of the presence of Russian ships.

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