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Russian ambassador summoned to foreign ministry

Razov being told Italy won't recognize annexations in Ukraine

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 3 - Russia's Ambassador to Italy Serghey Razov arrived at the foreign ministry in Rome on Monday after being summoned to a meeting with ministry Secretary General Ettore Sequi.
    Razov has been summoned as part of an initiative Italy has agreed with its European partners to inform him that Rome will not recognize Moscow's declaration that it has annexed areas of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces.
    Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani said Sunday that the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines was also set to be discussed with Razov.
    The already high tension has increased further following Russia's threats to use nuclear weapons in relation to the war in Ukraine and the interruption of gas supplies to Italy from Russia via the Trans Austria Gas Pipeline to Tarvisio at the weekend.
    It is the third time Razov has been summoned to the foreign ministry in six months.
    In April he was called to a meeting to be informed of the expulsion of 30 Russian diplomats.
    In June he was summoned to receive Italy's protests at accusations of Russophobia directed at the Italian authorities and media. (ANSA).


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