Russian ambassador summoned to Farnesina in Rome.Italian premier Mario Draghi on Thursday said the government condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine as "unjustified and unjustifiable."Russian forces launched attacks on Ukraine at dawn on Thursday, crossing into the country and bombing military targets, in what Ukraine says is a "full-scale invasion".
Draghi: Il Governo condanna l’attacco della Russia all’#Ucraina, ingiustificato e ingiustificabile. L’Italia è vicina al popolo e alle istituzioni ucraine in questo momento drammatico. Al lavoro con alleati europei e NATO per rispondere immediatamente, con unità e determinazione— Palazzo_Chigi (@Palazzo_Chigi) February 24, 2022"Italy is close to the Ukrainian people and institutions in this dramatic moment" - said Draghi - "We are working with European and NATO allies to respond immediately, with unity and determination."
On Monday night, Putin recognised the independence of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine during a defiant televised address.