Italian state TV tells what is going on in Donbass (VIDEO, English subtitles)

From Fort Russ

Note: I found this on a Canadian fb friend’s page. It is from New Cold War, a site we are happy to credit!
Tom Winter

http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/07/italian-state-tv-tells-what-is-going-on.html

“It was you who created ISIS!”; John Kerry almost beaten up in Rome

From Fort Russ

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
4th February, 2016

The voyage of US Secretary of State to Italy almost ended in him getting a black eye. Having arrived on the Apennine Peninsula to talk about the victories of American democracy around the world, Kerry was not expecting such a warm reception.
Officially the purpose of the visit of the Secretary was a “small group meeting of the international coalition to combat “Daesh”. During his visit, he met with Italian foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, representatives from 23 countries and authorized persons of the EU. What they said actually, for me personally, is a mystery, because to discuss their “coalition successes” would take two seconds: “We fight? Fight! Thanks everybody, all are free to leave.”
Although, it’s likely that they discussed the cost of increasing support to “moderate opposition”, the kind like Jabhat al-Nusra, reducing the debit on the loan and everything. Kerry, as I see it, passionately spoke about the necessity of completing an unconditional victory over Assad, called to democratise the whole of Syria and not to pay attention to victims among civilians as a result of the “accurate” bombing of the coalition forces. But what do I know.
The most interesting thing happened at a joint press conference between Kerry and Gentiloni. When the Secretary of State said all of his memorized phrases on combating international terrorism and the Assad regime, and the Ministers were about to leave the room, suddenly one of the journalists sitting in the front row raised a banner denouncing the U.S. policy rhetoric, shouting at him “It was you who created ISIS!” and tried to charge at him with her fists.
Naturally, the woman was immediately pounced on by the carabinieri, a scuffle ensued. But she quickly left the room.
To be honest, I am saddened. Saddened by the fact that temperamental Italian women who spoke the truth in the face of even the US Secretary of State, was so quick to shut up. Even more frustrating is the fact that brave Italian macho kept silent in a rage and allowed the women to be insulted. It would be great if at least one of them completed the plans of the Italian journalist and gave John Kerry a black eye. It’s the least they could have done.

“Only an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO”– Italian newspaper interview with Vladimir Putin, transcript

I think that only an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO. I think some countries are simply taking advantage of people’s fears with regard to Russia. They just want to play the role of front-line countries that should receive some supplementary military, economic, financial or some other aid,”

Posted by the Russian Federation Embassy in the UK, June 6, 2016

Vladimir Putin’s Interview to the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good evening.

Luciano Fontana: Good evening, Mr President. First of all, we would like to thank you for giving us this important opportunity to interview you today.

Vladimir Putin: It is my pleasure.

Luciano Fontana: My name is Luciano Fontana. I am the new head of Il Corriere della Sera, and here with me is my colleague, Paolo Valentino, who worked for a long time in Russia and even married a Russian woman.

Vladimir Putin: You are the new head of the newspaper?

Luciano Fontana: Yes, it has only been a month.

Vladimir Putin: Congratulations you on the appointment.

Luciano Fontana: Thank you very much, Mr Putin.

I would like to start with a question concerning Russian-Italian relations. This relationship has always been close and privileged, both in the economic and political spheres. However, it has been somewhat marred by the crisis in Ukraine and the sanctions.

Could the recent visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to Russia and your upcoming visit to Milan somehow change this trend, and if so, what is needed for that?

Vladimir Putin: First, I firmly believe that Russia was not responsible for the deterioration in relations between our country and the EU states. This was not our choice; it was dictated to us by our partners. It was not we who introduced restrictions on trade and economic activities. Rather, we were the target and we had to respond with retaliatory, protective measures.

But the relationship between Russia and Italy has, indeed, always been privileged, both in politics and the economy. For instance, in recent years, that is, in the last couple of years, trade between our countries increased elevenfold, from what I believe was $4.2 billion – we make calculations in US dollars – to over $48 billion, nearly $49 billion.

There are 400 Italian companies operating in Russia. We are cooperating actively in the energy sector, in an array of fields. Italy is the third largest consumer of our energy resources. We also have many joint high technology projects: in the space and aircraft industries, and in many other sectors. Russian regions are working very closely with Italy. Last year, almost a million Russian tourists, about 900,000, visited Italy. And while there, they spent over a billion euro.

We have always enjoyed trust-based relations in the political sphere as well. The establishment of the Russia-NATO Council was Italy’s initiative – Silvio Berlusconi was Prime Minister at the time. This advisory working body no doubt became an important factor of security in Europe. In this regard, Italy has always contributed greatly to the development of the dialogue between Russia and Europe, and NATO as a whole. Not to mention our special cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

All this, of course, lays the foundation for a special relationship between our countries. And the incumbent Prime Minister’s visit to Russia sent a very important message showing that Italy is willing to develop these relations. It is only natural that this does not go unnoticed either by the Government of the Russian Federation or by the public.

We are, of course, ready to reciprocate and go further in expanding our cooperation as long as our Italian partners are willing to do the same. I hope that my upcoming visit to Milan will help in this respect.

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Summary of Italian newspaper interview with Vladimir Putin

Posted on RT, June 6, 2015
Russia ‘never viewed Europe as a mistress’ – Putin

Russia has never sought a no-obligation kind of relationship with Europe, and has always called for a serious partnership, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview that touched on EU sanctions, energy disputes and severed business ties with Ukraine.

“We have never viewed Europe as a mistress,” Putin told Il Corriere della Sera on the eve of his visit to Italy. “I am quite serious now. We have always proposed a serious relationship. But now I have the impression that Europe has actually been trying to establish material-based relations with us, and solely for its own gain.”

Putin said the “deterioration in relations” between Moscow and the EU states was not Russia’s fault.

“This was not our choice,” Putin said. “It was dictated to us by our partners. It was not we who introduced restrictions on trade and economic activities. Rather, we were the target and we had to respond with retaliatory, protective measures.”

Read more‘Worst is over’ – Putin on Russian economy

The Russian president recalled the “notorious” Third Energy Package and Brussels’ denial of access for Russian nuclear energy products to the European market – despite all the existing agreements.

The EU is also reluctant to acknowledge the legitimacy of Russia’s integration attempts on the territory of the former USSR, initially the Customs Union, which was later succeeded by the Eurasian Economic Union.

“It is all right when integration takes place in Europe, but if we do the same in the territory of the former Soviet Union, they try to explain it by Russia’s desire to restore an empire,” Putin said. “I don’t understand the reasons for such an approach.”

http://twitter.com/RussianEmbassy/status/607131817091727361/photo/1

Putin recalled that once it was French President Charles de Gaulle who first voiced the need to establish a

“common economic space stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.”

“Today nobody objects to it, everybody says: yes, we should aspire to this,” the Russian leader said, stressing that the reality sharply contrasts with the expectations.

It has cost Russia billions to rearrange its energy system because Brussels insists that its new members, such as the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), must join the European Union’s energy system, whereas these territories have for decades been an integral part of the energy system of the Soviet Union, and later Russia.

Brussels explains that although “there are no problems,” it was decided that it will “be better this way,” whereas for Russia that means building additional generating capacities in western regions.

Because electricity transmission lines went through the Baltic States to Russia’s territories in Europe and vice versa, the Baltic States cut-over plan and ensuring electricity supply to Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave has cost Russia about €2 billion to €2.5 billion in practical terms, Putin said.

If a similar procedure is forced on the electricity infrastructure of Ukraine, Putin said, that would cost Russia another €8 billion to €10 billion.

“Why is this necessary if we believe in building a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok?” said Putin, referring to the fear that the European Union’s Eastern Partnership’s aims not to integrate the whole former Soviet Union into a single space with Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok, but to “cut something off,” like Ukraine and Moldova, and establish a new border between modern Russia and western countries.

In the interview, President Putin paid special attention to the Ukrainian economy, pointing out that although the European Union unilaterally removed its customs duties for Ukraine, the country’s sales to the European market remain low because “there is nothing to sell,” since there is no demand for Ukrainian products in Europe “either in terms of quality or price.”

“We have a market for Ukraine, but many ties have been severed unilaterally by the Ukrainian side,” the Russian president said.

“I don’t understand why this was done,” Putin said, adding that when he puts this question to his colleagues in Europe and the US, they say that the situation “has run out of control.”

Still, despite the difficulties that the development of the Russian economy faces today, the country’s agricultural sector has been “growing steadily” at a rate of 3.4 percent to 3.5 percent in 2014, Putin said.

Putin recalled that once it was French President Charles de Gaulle who first voiced the need to establish a

“common economic space stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.”

“Today nobody objects to it, everybody says: yes, we should aspire to this,” the Russian leader said, stressing that the reality sharply contrasts with the expectations.

It has cost Russia billions to rearrange its energy system because Brussels insists that its new members, such as the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), must join the European Union’s energy system, whereas these territories have for decades been an integral part of the energy system of the Soviet Union, and later Russia.

Brussels explains that although “there are no problems,” it was decided that it will “be better this way,” whereas for Russia that means building additional generating capacities in western regions.

Because electricity transmission lines went through the Baltic States to Russia’s territories in Europe and vice versa, the Baltic States cut-over plan and ensuring electricity supply to Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave has cost Russia about €2 billion to €2.5 billion in practical terms, Putin said.

If a similar procedure is forced on the electricity infrastructure of Ukraine, Putin said, that would cost Russia another €8 billion to €10 billion.

“Why is this necessary if we believe in building a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok?” said Putin, referring to the fear that the European Union’s Eastern Partnership’s aims not to integrate the whole former Soviet Union into a single space with Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok, but to “cut something off,” like Ukraine and Moldova, and establish a new border between modern Russia and western countries.

In the interview, President Putin paid special attention to the Ukrainian economy, pointing out that although the European Union unilaterally removed its customs duties for Ukraine, the country’s sales to the European market remain low because “there is nothing to sell,” since there is no demand for Ukrainian products in Europe “either in terms of quality or price.”

“We have a market for Ukraine, but many ties have been severed unilaterally by the Ukrainian side,” the Russian president said.

“I don’t understand why this was done,” Putin said, adding that when he puts this question to his colleagues in Europe and the US, they say that the situation “has run out of control.”

Still, despite the difficulties that the development of the Russian economy faces today, the country’s agricultural sector has been “growing steadily” at a rate of 3.4 percent to 3.5 percent in 2014, Putin said.

https://youtu.be/Vc4qnvGxF1U

We pay significant attention to the development of agriculture in our country,” Putin said, adding that the growth in the first quarter of the current year remains at the same level, at 3.4 percent.

“Russia is now the third-largest grain exporter in the world,” Putin said, noting that last year Russia produced a record harvest of grain crops, at 105.3 million tons.

“Russia has an enormous potential in this sphere,” the Russian president said, mentioning among the reasons for this the world’s probably largest area of arable land and the biggest freshwater reserves, since Russia is the largest country on the planet.

The Russian president’s itinerary for his visit to Italy includes attending the Russia Day at the Universal Exhibition EXPO 2015 in Milan, where the core theme of this year’s exhibition is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

In this regard, Vladimir Putin said that, according to experts, the world’s fast-growing population will reach 9 billion people by 2050.

Yet even today, according to the UN, 850 million people, including 100 million children, around the planet are undernourished or starving.

“There is no doubt that this is one of the key issues of our time,” Putin said, noting that Russia’s contribution to the UN programmes exceeds $200 million.

http://rt.com/business/265408-russia-europe-mistress-putin/

 

Ukrainian embassy staff purges Roman streets of “rubbish” — pro-Mozgovoy posters

From Fort Russ

Ukrainian diplomats cleaning the streets of Rome
June 2, 2015
@Yurasumy
Translated by Kristina Rus

I always thought diplomats are adequate people.

However, after last year’s antics by a former head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, I am not surprised by anything… Even Ukrainian diplomats working as street cleaners in Rome:

“In connection with an appearance last night on the streets of Rome of posters in support of eliminated terrorist Mozgovoy, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Italy, Yevgeny Perelygin, addressed the mayor of the city of Rome, Marino, with a request to immediately remove this rubbish from the streets of the ancient city”, – stated the message of the Embassy.

Also the press service of the diplomatic department notes that while the city services are thinking how to do it, “we decided to act independently”. I.e., to remove the posters posted by the unknown around the city walls and bus stops.

More: http://antifashist.com/item/sotrudniki-posolstva-ukrainy-sdirayut-portrety-mozgovogo-s-ulic-rima.html#ixzz3bvRytdkV

The diplomats are representing their country well. Don’t they  understand that a reputation of the country suffers not from posters but from diplomats working as cleaners? Apparently not…

http://www.fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/06/ukrainian-diplomats-cleaning-streets-of.html

Italians might find it arrogant and offensive for another country to dictate what citizens may post as an exercise of free speech. Apparently, the Ukrainian embassy staff have now become the thought police in Rome. What will be their next target?

 

 

Italian town killing US Navy surveillance plans

The electromagnetic radiation emissions from SATCOM facilities such as these are incredibly dangerous. The U.S. Navy repeatedly lies about hazards. In a Navy plan to convert U.S. national parks into military electromagnetic weapons ranges in Washington state, Americans found repeated lies and missing information in Navy environmental reviews and public statements. [1]

This article mocks the protesters and doesn’t question Navy statements about electromagnetic hazards. The hazards of EMF and radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF) are well established. [2]

Two additional notes:

1) U.S. Navy Seals have the dormitory built in the shape of a Nazi swastika in Coronado, California. [3]
2) The U.S. Navy has repeatedly lied to personnel from the USS Ronald Reagan who received massive doses of radioactivity from the Fukushima Daiichi explosions. Many of those servicemen and women are extremely ill and several have died. Some have disappeared. [4]

This is the true face of the U.S. Navy.

From the Daily Beast, April 28, 2015
by Barbie Latza Nadeau

Stop Killing Us

The fence of the American military base NRTF-8 (Naval Radio Facility Transmitter) of Niscemi within which it's under construction the MUOS station, composed of three large satellite dishes with a diameter of 18.4 meters. The base covers an area of ??2,509 meter squares and inside are already active, since 1991, 41 antennas of about 140 meter high the purpose of which is the transmission with military submarines.
The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is a satellite communication system at very high frequency and narrowband composed of four satellites and four ground stations, one of which is under construction in Niscemi (Sicily). Ignored so far from the rest of Italy but denounced by protest movements and population, the site, whose danger for the population and health risks are scary, triggered movements including the activists "Mothers No Muos", in the first line in the blocks against the Americans transport vehicles and ready to do anything to defend the future of their children.
The Muos program, run by the Department of Defense of the United States, will integrate naval forces, air and ground moving anywhere in the world. It will include four systems stations on the ground, three of which were born in semi-desert areas (Western Australia, Southeast Virginia and in Hawaii) unlike with the site Niscemi instead located in an area with a high population density.
The site of Niscemi, however, is the most strategic of the four and the White House does not want to give it up. In fact it will switch traffic on the Middle East and Africa and will allow the military to communicate in disadvantaged environments, such as wooded areas where higher frequency signals would be unacceptably mitigated by the forest canopy.
The installation in Niscemi, strategic for its proximity to the U.S. base of Sigonella, has been the subject of protests by the population and local representatives including the Mayor of Niscemi Francesco La Rosa. The damage to health and the environment

The Sicilian village of Niscemi keeps scoring unlikely victories in its battle to keep a controversial U.S. military satellite system from going online.
NISCEMI, Italy — Sicilian pensioner Salvatore Terranova blames America for messing with his pacemaker. Every six months or so, he has to drive across the island to Palermo to get it re-calibrated. His doctors told him that he uses the computer and cellphone too much, even though he says he doesn’t actually use electronic devices much at all. Terranova says his pacemaker won’t keep its beat because he lives across a dusty road from the U.S. Navy’s Niscemi Naval Radio Transmitter Facility antenna farm and Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite ground station. “My doctors told me I had to move out to the countryside for my heart,” he told The Daily Beast at a café in the main square here. “But I’m afraid the country life is going to kill me.”

Terranova, who is the base’s closest neighbor, keeps a constant eye on the facility’s two 495-foot-high antennas and the 40 other smaller sensors that flicker on and off, sending low-frequency radio signals to U.S. and NATO ships in the region. He says the antennas aren’t all on at the same time, and that usually when authorities come to test the area for air quality, fewer of its lights are flickering. But he’s really worried that when a trio of new massive satellite dishes go online, the real trouble will begin. He also says that every few weeks or so, the giant “No MUOS” protest sign hanging on his front gate disappears. “It’s the Americans who take it,” he says. “I report their military license plate numbers to the police, but nothing ever happens.”

The antenna farm has been running unchallenged for around 20 years, but activists are focused on blocking the additional three 60-foot-diameter MUOS satellite dishes, which are nearly ready to beam communications to unmanned drones and U.S. soldiers in real time via the Niscemi site as well as ground stations in Australia, Hawaii, and Virginia.  The dishes are set to go live sometime after the last of five Lockheed Martin satellites are launched in November—and only if the United States manages to overturn a stop-work order handed down by local Sicilian authorities in time.

Ever since the Italian government under Silvio Berlusconi signed off on the U.S. Navy’s use of the land six years ago, the No MUOS activists of Niscemi have been doing everything they can to stop work at the site—with an astonishing level of success. Twice, they have won injunctions against the United States. At the moment, work at the site is at a standstill as a court in Palermo weighs the legality of the facility’s existence, based on a challenge stemming from the Region of Sicily’s decision to withdraw its authorization in 2013. On April 27, a Sicilian court rejected the United States’ appeal to release the sequestered site. There are still legal avenues for the U.S. military to pursue, including another court date July 8, and they could always ask for intervention from the Italian government. Meanwhile, the activists were able to notch one more victory in their David vs. Goliath battle: Two weeks ago, the activists went to the European Commission in Brussels to launch an appeal to stop MUOS at a European level as well.

Residents aren’t only worried about health effects from electromagnetic charges. The Niscemi site is also smack in the middle of the protected Sughereta Nature Reserve, known for its ancient cork oak trees and recognized as a protected site by the EC. The MUOS base sits high above a forest, on a plateau where construction is legal. Just a few feet away, breaking ground for any reason is strictly prohibited. The No MUOS activists claim that the border distinguishing those two areas was moved in 2012.

The activists say they are worried about the “consequences of the installation of this system on: human health, the ecosystem of the Sughereta park, the quality of agricultural production, right to mobility and to the development of territory, right to peace and security of our homeland and of its inhabitants.”

Protesting MUOS has become an obsession for the town of 28,000, which, according to a sign at Niscemi’s city limits, is also known as the artichoke capital of Sicily. Before the latest stop-work order, activists frequently cut through military fences and scurried up the giant antennas, forcing the U.S. Navy to halt transmissions. The vocal Mothers Against MUOS lined up children’s toys against the base’s fences and organized shifts to block the road. Other No MUOS groups held protests along the road leading up to the base with such vigor that the U.S. Navy needed hundreds of Italian police in full riot gear to protect the delivery of equipment and personnel during the height of the construction phase.  Since 2009, there has been a sit-in encampment not far from Terranova’s farm, where protesters hold constant vigil on a little piece of land they bought from a local farmer.

Few believe the stop-work order will last. A previous halt was overturned because the permissions that were granted were done so legally. The current injunction means the U.S. Navy cannot conduct the crucial tests to prepare the MUOS ground station for the November launch, though few activists in Niscemi believe tests aren’t being done anyway.

“This has become about so much more than these dishes. It is about whose right it is to decide what happens on this land. It’s not America’s right to use our land for this.”

Gaetano Impoco, one of the most vocal leaders of the activists, points to a February 2010 conversation between former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Ignazio La Russa, Italy’s then-minister of defense, that was exposed by WikiLeaks (PDF) and during which, he says, the pact with the devil was made. According to the diplomatic cable, the United States put pressure on Italy to cut corners. “On MUOS Niscemi, SecDef requested that La Russa assist in securing final approval for the site, noting that if construction of the antenna did not begin by March, the U.S. might have to look elsewhere in the Mediterranean.”

Impoco and other activists say permissions were then pushed through without adequate tests or consultation with the local community in order to pacify the Americans, whose military-base presence in Italy is substantial and lucrative for the government. There are seven major U.S. bases in the country, not counting Niscemi and other smaller installments.  “The Niscemi people were sold out,” Impaco told The Daily Beast. “By the time anyone realized what was going on, it was far too late.”

No MUOS activist Maurizio Giannetto, who is a radio technician, is a sort of NO MUOS tour guide, leading the way up a rugged off-road trail past Terranova’s farm through wildflowers and cork trees to the U.S. Navy’s perimeter fence closest to the three massive satellite dishes. Along the way, he points out the various surveillance cameras on cherry pickers that can be raised and lowered to get a closer look at who is gawking through the fence. “Look,” he says. “There are no above-ground bunkers, they are all buried below ground. What does that tell you about the safety of the site? Even the personnel are afraid of too much exposure to the radio waves.”

When asked about this, Jeff Galvin, a U.S. Embassy press attaché in Rome, told The Daily Beast there are no bunkers, and that there are certainly none hidden underground, though because the site was used by the Germans to launch counterattacks against Allied forces in 1943, no one can be completely sure just what leftovers might be in the area from World War II. In any event, he says the U.S. military is not hiding people from electromagnetic contamination. In fact, he says, the opposite is true. “MUOS is safe. It does not present a health or environmental threat to the people of Niscemi or to the people hiking around in Sughereta,” Galvin told The Daily Beast. “We can say that with assurance. We have people working there as well, and we wouldn’t do anything to put them in danger, either.”

Still, Giannetto is concerned. He says the fight against MUOS has exacted a heavy toll on the community.  Six years ago, the groups against MUOS started out with one objective, but now egos and hidden agendas have started to tear the town apart. “This has become about so much more than these dishes,” he says pointing through the barbed wire fence at the three monstrous saucers backed by hundreds of antenna towers secured by cables. “It is about whose right it is to decide what happens on this land. It’s not America’s right to use our land for this.”

Like others, he is also concerned that the peaceful town where he was born will be a military target once the MUOS is online, and he, like others, have little doubt that despite their protests, the Americans will prevail. “If you want to disrupt the United States’s military power, you disturb the telecommunications,” he says. “We are all in the target area.”

Some of the NO MUOS protesters have a strong desire to de-militarize all of Sicily. Elvira Cusa leads a protest group different from the one Impoco and Giannetto are part of. Speaking to The Daily Beast as she smoked cigarettes outside a MUOS meeting in Niscemi last weekend, Cusa admitted health wasn’t her group’s primary concern. “The principal reason may be risks to our health, but we also know this base will be an instrument of another kind of death,” she told The Daily Beast. “They won’t just kill us, they will kill others, too from our town with their drones.”

Referring to the collateral death of Italian hostage Giovanni Lo Porto in an unmanned drone attack against al Qaeda in January, she said, “If we allow this to happen, we are all accomplices to killing our brothers.”

One of the activists’ favorite theories is that the reason the MUOS was not installed at the nearby Sigonella base, which houses both the U.S. Navy and Air Force and dozens of other military contingents, is because the electromagnetic activity could cause the missiles to explode, an idea put forth by Marcello D’Amore, a La Sapienza professor of electrical engineering who concluded that anyone living near the Niscemi site was at risk. A further study conducted by AGI-Analytical and American Maxim Systems, which included a risk-assessment model of electromagnetic radiation on weapons systems, ammunition, propellants, and explosives at the existing base in Sicily, came up with similar findings. “The computer simulation of the model led to an unexpected ‘no’ to the hypothesis of using the base in Sigonella,” the authors said.

The U.S. government disputes that reasoning. Galvin at the U.S. Embassy in Rome says the MUOS was not installed in Sigonella because it offers a “navigational hazard” to the Air Force and Navy aircraft, and not the potential danger to weapons held there.

Galvin points to MUOS ground stations in Australia, Hawaii, and Vermont that have not received the same scrutiny and attention from those local populations. To appease the people of Niscemi, he says the Sicilian site will be the only MUOS ground station to have additional monitoring devices that constantly control the levels of electromagnetic and radio activity. He says that for those concerned about health risks, there is nothing to worry about. “For the anti-war protesters, though it is a highly visible symbol of something that people and activists can focus on.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/28/the-tiny-italian-town-killing-the-u-s-navy-s-surveillance-plans.html

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Italian official says anti-Russian sanctions may be lifted

From Sputnik News, April 29, 2015

Ukraine’s Embassy in Rome has sent an official request to the Italian Foreign Ministry for comment on a recent statement by an official from the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finances about Italy possibly lifting anti-Russian sanctions in the near future, Ukrainian newspaper Evropeyskaya Pravda reported, citing a diplomatic source.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, second left, welcomes his counterparts from France, Laurent Fabius, right, Russia, Sergey Lavrov, left, and Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, second right, for a meeting on the situation in Ukraine in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
According to the newspaper, the diplomatic demarche, signed by Ukrainian Ambassador to Italy Heorhiy Chernyavskyi, was sent to the Italian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday. In the document, Chernyavskyi is said express doubts about the competence of Federico Eichberg, the Head of a Task Force on Foreign Investments at the Ministry of Economic Development. The Ambassador is also said to have proposed that the Foreign Ministry “respond to statements by Eichberg which directly contradict the government’s official position.”

Speaking at an Italian business conference in Milan earlier this week, Eichberg stated that Italy will not support the continuation of economic sanctions directed against Russia. “Italy has made it clear since February that the Council of Ministers will not vote for the extension of sanctions,” the official noted.

Russian analysts have commented that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s protest seems to have come at rather an odd time, given that top Italian officials up to the ministerial level have been complaining about sanctions for several months now.

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On Monday, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan told reporters at a press conference that he “sincerely hope[s] that we will come to canceling [the] sanctions as soon as possible, and that economic partnership between Europe and Russia, as well as Italy and Russia will continue to grow.”

Late last month, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni told German media that the EU is too fixated on the Ukrainian crisis, for which it has blamed Russia, while ignoring other, equally important problems, adding that he has recommended that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi restore relations with Moscow, including the “partial lifting of sanctions.”

Flags of Russia, EU, France and coat of arms of Nice on the city's promenade
Moreover, over the past year, Italian media have complained vigorously about the economic losses the country has suffered as a result of the sanctions policy. Italian businessmen last month stated that in 2014, trade turnover between the countries fell by 17 percent, with exports falling by 11.6 percent. The food and textile industries were most heavily hit, with supplies decreasing by 38 and 16 percent, respectively. In February, Banca Intesa estimated that the sanctions have caused 5.3 billion euros worth of losses for the Italian economy.

Already teetering on the brink of crisis, Europe’s economies have been dealt a heavy blow by sanctions and Russian countersanctions initiated last year over the Ukraine crisis.

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