“Russia needs a quick victory”: Forbes on the humanitarian “landing” in Italy


Western "partners" are seriously concerned about why Russia provided assistance to Italy when the coronavirus infection COVID-19 is rampant in the Apennines. The British journalist Isabelle Togo expressed her conclusions on this issue for the American Forbes magazine.


From Russia with love? Putin's gift in the form of medicines raises questions

- wrote the future "social anthropologist."

The article notes that Italy was really hit hard by the new coronavirus. Moreover, in the Russian edition of The Moscow Times, referring to "high-ranking Italian political source ", called 80% of the help of Russians" useless "and" unsuitable for Italy. " After that, they began to accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of a “geopolitical and diplomatic” attack and an attempt to take advantage of the EU problems caused by COVID-19.

Togo clarifies that Russia provided operational assistance to Italy immediately after the country's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, personally called Moscow and asked for it. Already on March 22, specialists, various equipment, disinfectants, masks, protective equipment and tests were brought to Italy. The journalist explained that Russian assistance, by agreement between the military departments of the two countries, was delivered by military transport aircraft to the Italian military air base near Rome.


At the same time, the journalist believes that Putin’s accusations that he is trying to win the favor of the Italian authorities are not erroneous. And this is despite the fact that relations between Italy and Russia are already better than with many EU countries.

Russia needs a quick victory, so it wants to act promptly ... It does what Russia has always done, namely, it collects “low hanging fruits”

- leads Togo the words of the director of the analytical center for international affairs (based in Rome) Natalie Tocci, said in an interview with the Financial Times.

The article emphasizes that, until recently, Russia sought to downplay its concerns about the coronavirus, but Putin’s latest statement showed the true state of affairs.

Meanwhile, Spain, the second largest country in Europe in terms of casualties, found that 340 COVID-000 rapid test kits sent from China were significantly inaccurate. These tests were made by Shenzhen-based Bioeasy, and microbiologists say it makes no sense to use them.

What assistance the United States or Britain provided to Italy, the journalist did not report.
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  1. Ivan Ivanov_18 Offline
    Ivan Ivanov_18 (Troll trolls) 27 March 2020 11: 55
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    Western "partners" are seriously concerned about why Russia provided assistance to Italy

    And they are not at all preoccupied with the question of why the so-called "civilized" world turned out to be ...
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  3. GRF Offline
    GRF 27 March 2020 12: 48
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    They do not look at a given horse's teeth.

    This is not about the "civilized", there are other charters ...
  4. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) 27 March 2020 13: 10
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    Italy will then be forced to come to the EU for help, it itself will not be able to get out of the crisis, so what is happening in the press is a direct hint to the Italian leadership ....
    1. Ivan Ivanov_18 Offline
      Ivan Ivanov_18 (Troll trolls) 27 March 2020 13: 15
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      Already went. Have you?
  5. Pacifist Offline
    Pacifist (Victor) 27 March 2020 13: 22
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    The world is full and ... tov on the content, issuing similar pearls. Apparently, they measure by themselves. In general, you should not pay attention to the fact that these scum bark.
    1. Ivan Ivanov_18 Offline
      Ivan Ivanov_18 (Troll trolls) 27 March 2020 13: 28
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      If you contain idiots, then someone needs this. Almost Mayakovsky.
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  7. Ivan Ivanov_18 Offline
    Ivan Ivanov_18 (Troll trolls) 27 March 2020 13: 36
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    The president of one of the sister countries of the Triebolt Extinctions called for unity in a crisis situation by waving lanterns from the windows.
  8. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) 27 March 2020 14: 15
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    When the Americans see that someone is doing a good deed, they do not join and do not do good together. Americans are starting to shit those who do this good.
    The mentality is this.
  9. ilik54 Offline
    ilik54 (ilik54) 28 March 2020 18: 00
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    Russia and Russians are the masters of planet Earth. Here we are in a businesslike way and restore order on our planet.