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Italy to support Ukraine regardless of results of parliamentary elections – Defense Minister

KYIV. Sept 23 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini says that his country will continue to support Ukraine in the fight against the aggressor regardless of the results of the elections to the Italian parliament, which will be held next Sunday, September 25, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said on Friday.

"We will have elections this week. But what I can tell you very responsibly is that whatever the result of these elections, Italy is and will always remain close to Ukraine," Guerini said after a meeting with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

He also added that the main thing is to achieve a just peace as soon as possible, built on the principles of international law and respect for the sovereignty of Ukraine.

"Your resistance is an example for all of us. Your struggle for freedom is also our struggle," Guerini stressed.

During the meeting, the parties discussed in detail the issues of providing Ukraine with further support in the fight against the occupiers.

"We discussed in great detail today the aid packages that the people of Italy are providing us in order for Ukraine to survive in this war. Of course, we will not disclose the details of this assistance, but I can say that these will be very effective and necessary things for the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Reznikov said.