The Italian newspaper Il Messdowro, citing government sources, revealed that Rome is reducing arms supplies to Ukraine and is not currently considering a new aid package.
According to RT, although new Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has pledged to honor Kiev’s request for more military support and the delivery of advanced air defense systems, Il Messaggero reports that all shipments Weapons supplies to Ukraine are on standby in the context of the fierce Russia-Ukraine war.
“The only reason is because Italy first needs to coordinate with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and get into the details of Ukraine’s military proposals. Only then will we understand what Kiev needs and what weapons we can provide,” Italian government officials said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to travel to Italy to meet Prime Minister Meloni and Italian Defense Minister Giulio Crosetto in the coming days. They are expected to discuss the weapons needed to defend Ukraine and find ways to resolve three key issues before resuming the delivery of military shipments to the Eastern European country.