Italy is currently experiencing hard times due to the pandemic. Against this background, local lawyers called for no longer extending or expanding sanctions against Russia. Such a request was made by the head of the Association of Italian Lawyers of the Chamber of Specialists in Criminal European Law, Alexandro Maria Tirelli, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, if Rome does not lift the sanctions against Russia, then in such a climate Italy will suffer the greatest losses. He added that restrictive measures against Moscow are the wrong choice, because of which Italy has been losing about three billion dollars a year for six years.
“Italian companies have suffered the most: from the agri-food sector to fashion. And with the response, the scenario will worsen, ” Tirelli emphasized.
All measures taken by Italy led to the ruin of local companies worth more than 10 billion euros. Now the association wants to achieve autonomy from the European Union, so that it becomes possible to choose their own trading partners and pursue international politics. For example, France has already suspended the Schengen agreement. Therefore, the Italian human rights activist noted, Europe should abolish restrictive measures against Russia.